May 06, 2021
The mission of the Associate of Science in Allied Health program is to provide a focused course of study with a strong foundation in mathematics and sciences along with selected general education courses. The program is designed for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, pre-med, pre-dental, or other professional programs in the biomedical sciences.
- To prepare graduates with problem-solving skills and with a disposition towards problem- solving in mathematics and science.
- To provide an educational experience that fosters scientific inquiry and mathematical investigation.
- To prepare graduates with academic skills in oral and written communication, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking and information literacy.
- To enroll and graduate students who demonstrate knowledge for entry-level positions in allied health fields and professions and understand the importance of pursuing advanced degrees.
Associate of Science in Allied Health Degree Requirements
Upon recommendation of the faculty, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences will confer the degree of Associate of Science in Allied Health upon students who have fulfilled the following requirements:
- Completion of the 60 hour minimum required by the program of study for the AS degree. At least 25 percent MUST be earned from Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences to meet the residence requirement.
- Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 with no grade below C counting towards graduation.
Social, Political, and Behavioral Understanding:
Natural Sciences & Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning:
Communicating Through Writing, Speaking and Visual Images:
Languages and Humanities:
See College catalog for a full list of electives.
Total Elective Credit Hours: 15-19
For students wishing to pursue admission into the BSN program, please meet with an academic advisor for an appropriate plan of study that meets admissions requirements.
Direct-Entry Eligibility Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
The direct-entry pathway gives exceptional students who complete the associate program at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences a competitive advantage over applicants from other associate degree programs. Students must meet all the requirements below to be considered for direct-entry.
- Complete all required nursing prerequisite credits and associate of science degree requirements. At least 25% (or 15 credits) must be earned from Saint Luke’s College to meet the residency requirement.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 with no grade below a B in any course.
- No course taken at Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences can be repeated more than once to remain eligible for the direct-entry option.
- Students must maintain full-time enrollment status (>12 credit hours) during their final two semesters.
- Fulfillment of all additional BSN admissions requirements as listed in the College Catalog, including successful completion of a criminal background check, drug test, clinical readiness requirements, and U.S. residency status.
- Students transferring in any coursework:
- Courses must have been taken from a CHEA recognized institution.
- With C, D, or F grades must successfully repeat those courses at the College first.
- Science prerequisite courses must be completed no more than five years prior to enrollment to the College.
If students meet the eligibility requirements, they would then need to:
- Complete a direct-entry BSN application in the final semester before earning the Associate of Science degree.
- The offer will be determined by mid-term grades.
- Formal admission will not occur until final grades for the semester have been posted and all additional requirements have been met.
- Students’ eligibility for BSN direct entry will be determined by the midterm grades in the semester PRIOR to the BSN expected start date. Formal admission will not occur until final grades for the semester have been posted and all additional requirements have been met.
- Students earning a C in any course or not meeting the GPA minimum requirement at midterm may not be eligible for the upcoming BSN cohort. However, if the student earns a B or better AND has a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or better at the end of the semester, they will then be eligible for direct entry into the next available cohort class.