Degree Requirements: Associate of Arts in Allied Health

Upon the recommendation of the faculty, Saint Luke's™ College of Health Sciences will confer the degree of Associate of Arts in Allied Health upon students who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Completion of the 60 hours of the required by the program of study for the AA degree. At least 25 of those MUST be earned from Saint Luke’s College to meet the residency requirement.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 with no grade below C counting towards graduation.
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
General Studies 1 Required
GNED 100 Freshman Seminar 1
Social, Political, and Behavioral Understanding 3 Required
HIST 120 History of Health and Medicine in the United States 3
Social, Political, and Behavioral Understanding (Choose two courses from the following) 6 Required
BADM 160 The Health Care Sector in the US and Beyond 3
HLTH 221 Global Health and Wellness: Visions of Global Health Care 3
PLSC 211 Introduction to Health Policy 3
PSYC 145 Sociocultural Approaches to Health Psychology 3
PSYC 225 Human Growth and Development 3
SOCI 140 Medical Sociology 3
Communicating Through Writing, Speaking, and Visual Images 9 Required
COMM 110 Oral and Interpersonal Communication in Health 3
ENGL 130 Written Communication for Health Professionals 3
ENGL 150 Professional Communication in Health 3
Natural Sciences (Choose at least two different courses from the following) 7-8 Required
BSCI 105 Principles of Biology with Lab 4
BSCI 115 Environmental Health 3
BSCI 120 Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 4
BSCI 225 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry with Lab 4
Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning (Choose one from the following) 3 Required
MATH 110 Mathematical Principles for Health Professionals 3
MATH 165 College Algebra 3
MATH 207 Biostatistics 3
Languages and Humanities 6 Required
HUMS 145 Medical Ethics: Decision Making Under Uncertainty 3
SPAN 150 Spanish for Health Professions 3
Languages and Humanities (Choose one from the following) 3 Required
ARTS 165 Artistic Scientists and Scientific Artists 3
SPAN 200 Conversational Spanish for Health Care Professionals 3
Additional General Education Requirements (Students must take two additional courses from any category above) 6-8 Required
Electives 15-17 Required
  Total Credits 60 Credits


*GNED 100 may be waived if a student has successfully completed at least 12 hours of college credit. However, the student would need to take an additional one credit hour of electives in order to meet the 60 credit hour graduation requirement.