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Pre-Allied Health

This curriculum is designed for those students who do not have a minimum ACT Composite score of 16 but are interested in pursuing a nursing or allied health program. This curriculum stresses Natural Sciences with labs and will provide a good academic base. However, it does not lead directly to a four-year degree in Allied Health. The curriculum below leads to an Associate of Arts Degree.

Following this program will allow graduation with an Associate of Arts degree or a student may select another major at any time during his/her enrollment at Holmes.
Health Sciences Pathway

Program Curriculum


First Semester
  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • College Algebra MAT 1313
  • Orientation LLS 1313
  • Fine Arts Elective (3)
  • History Elective (3)
Total 15 Hours
Second Semester
  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions BIO 1813
  • Nutrition BIO 1613
  • Public Speaking I SPT/COM 1113
  • History Elective (3)
Total 15 Hours
First Semester
  • General Biology I BIO 1134
  • Enhancement of Study LLS 1413
  • Computer Applications I CSC 1123
  • Human Growth & Development EPY/PSY 2533
  • Literature Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
Second Semester
  • Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 2514
  • First Aid & CPR HPR 2213
  • General Psychology PSY 1513
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)
  • Humanities Elective (3)
Total 16 Hours
Applications to nursing programs require:
1. BSN: ACT Composite score of 21 or higher
2. ADN: ACT Composite score of 18 or higher, ACT Math score of 17 or 3-hour College Algebra or higher, and an ACT Reading score of 18.
3. LPN: ACT Composite score of 16 or higher
Enrollment in a minimum of 15 hours each semester is recommended for eligibility for state aid, institutional scholarships, and the tuition break.