General College Studies - Pre-Allied Health

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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.

First Year
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
  • Public Speaking I SPT 1113
  • Nutrition BIO 1613
  • General Psychology I PSY 1513
  • History Elective 3

Total 15 Hours

Second Year
First Semester

  • General Biology I BIO 1134
  • Computer Applications I CSC 1123
  • Human Growth and Development EPY 2533
  • Improvement of Study LLS 1413
  • Literature Elective 3

Total 16 Hours

Second Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 2514
  • First Aid and CPR HPR 2213
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
  • Humanities Elective 3
  • *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 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, and an ACT Reading score of 18.
  3. LPN: ACT Composite score of 16 or higher

*The Department of Natural Sciences encourages any electives be fulfilled from the Natural Sciences curriculum.