Biomedical Sciences - Associate Degree | Hodges University
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Associate in Science in Biomedical Sciences
Program Delivery: On Campus
The Associate in Science in Biomedical Sciences program is offered on campus only.

Associate Degree in Biomedical Sciences

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the health professions, to matriculate into the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program or to matriculate into more advanced clinical programs. The clinical science, liberal arts, and basic health requirements provide the student with a strong foundation to continue advanced studies that can lead to becoming an allied healthcare provider.

Hodges University currently has an articulation agreement with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) for potential consideration in NSU’s College of Nursing Entry B.S. Nursing program.

Students interested in the Pre-Nova Nursing Track or Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Track should meet with their program advisor early on in their academic career.

Is a Career in Biomedical Sciences Right for Me?

Do you have an interest in these subjects?

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology

Would you like to acquire these skills?

  • Written and Oral Communication in the Biomedical Sciences.
  • Critical Thinking as Related to Science and Healthcare.
  • Basic Lab Skills Including Data Collection and Analysis.

If so, the Associate in Science in Biomedical Sciences program might be right for you.

What is the Biomedical Sciences Career Outlook?

Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs.* Health care occupations will add more jobs than any other group of occupations. This growth is expected due to an aging population and because federal health insurance reform should increase the number of individuals who have access to health insurance.

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm

What Can I Do with This Degree?

An Associate in Science in Biomedical Sciences provides a solid background for entry-level positions and future studies in the fields of allied health or biological sciences. The program also provides an interdisciplinary introduction to science and healthcare.

What Will I Learn?

A student with no previous degree or transfer credits who attends full time, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically three courses per term, can complete this program in approximately two years.

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Basic Health Track - Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

Pre-Nova Nursing Track - Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

PTA Track - Program Curriculum Guide and Optimum Sequence of Course Work

Find more detailed information in the Undergraduate Catalog

Prior coursework will be evaluated to determine placement in certain courses.

The PTA Track is for students who need to complete all prerequisites for application to the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Hodges University. In order to graduate with an Associate in Science in Biomedical Sciences, you must complete either the Basic Health Track or the Pre-Nova Nursing Track.

Science courses for transfer into the Biomedical Science program must be taken within the past five (5) years with a grade of B or better.

Hodges University currently has an articulation agreement with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Myers for potential consideration in Nova’s Entry B.S. Nursing Program. Eligibility for the Pre-Nova Nursing Track is based on academic performance and recommendation from the nominating committee. Official transcripts from prior institutions will be reviewed after successful completion of Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM1010) for entry into the Pre-Nova Nursing Track at Hodges. Students wishing to pursue a recommendation from Hodges University to NSU as part of the articulation agreement must:

  • Verify all official transcripts from prior institutions are received before registering for your second semester;
  • Sign the Biomedical Letter of Understanding;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA attained without using grade forgiveness of 3.00 and cumulative science GPA of 3.10 after a calculation of course credits taken at Hodges University and all previous college credits from regionally accredited schools; and
  • Receive a C or better in all courses.

Students in the Pre-Nova Nursing Track must meet the general admission requirements of Hodges University and the specific program admission requirements of NSU. Program admission requirements of NSU may change after the student has entered the track. Students will be required to take all new courses required by NSU if the admission requirements after entry into Hodges University’s program change. All final decisions regarding acceptance into this program of study will be made by NSU.

How is Hodges University’s Biomedical Sciences Program Different?

Class Size and Convenient Schedules

Both day and evening courses are available with small class sizes. Science courses will have no more than 15 students per class. Face-to-face courses only meet once per week.

Hands-On Instruction

We teach in an environment that allows for practical, hands-on instruction. Instructional technology in our classrooms is far above what state schools can offer, and most science courses are taught by full-time faculty.

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You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email admit@hodges.edu  or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.

Your admissions coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Amelia Bell-Hawkins
Adjunct Faculty
abell-hawkins@hodges.edu
Barry Harris
Adjunct Faculty
bharris@hodges.edu
Curtis F. Chapman
Program Chair, Biomedical Sciences & Associate Professor
cchapman@hodges.edu
Deborah Schlief
Adjunct Faculty
dschlief@hodges.edu
George Sarantos
Assistant Professor
gsarantos@hodges.edu
Jai Parkash
Adjunct Faculty
jparkash@hodges.edu
Jeanne Von Ohlsen
Adjunct Faculty
jvonohlsen@hodges.edu
Megan Shoff
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Biomedical Sciences and School of Allied Health Common Core Director
mshoff@hodges.edu
Susan Summerton
Adjunct Faculty
ssummerton@hodges.edu
Tracy Ramsay
Adjunct Faculty
tramsay1@hodges.edu
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Kylee Cromie , Biomedical Sciences 2017
A Hodges University bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences means the beginning of a whole new life for me.

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