Program Overview

  • Associate's Degree

Pre-Health Studies is an associate's degree for students who are uncertain about their career goals in health care. The program will provide students with the opportunity to take general education and preparatory courses for a chosen field in health sciences. Additionally, the program is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to consider career alternatives. 

The curriculum is very similar to the first two years of any student at Baptist University.  However, it does include a Career Planning in Health Sciences course that is required for all students in the program.  This particular course is designed to give an overview of careers in the health care field.  As a result, the students will receive necessary knowledge for beginning career planning in health sciences.

Associate's Degree Curriculum

The Pre-Health Studies curriculum has a strong foundation in the natural sciences with over 28 hours of course work in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.  Along with the strong science foundation, general education courses in Career Planning in Health Care, Medical Sociology, and U.S. Health Care Systems will assist in providing needed insight to career alternatives.  The pre-health studies program consists of a total of 63 credit hours.

CURRICULUM

Students in AP Class
100%
Graduation Rate
2016/2017 Academic Year, with 15 students
100%
Placement Rate
2016/2017 Academic Year, with 15 students

Contact

For more information regarding the Pre-Health Studies program, call Patti Waggener (901) 572-2507 or send an email to Patti.Waggener@BMHCC.org.

Program Mission

Provide students with the opportunity to take general education and preparatory courses for a chosen field in health sciences.  This program is designed to provide the students an opportunity to consider career alternatives.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Pre-Health Studies program, the graduate is able to:

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of health care professions

  • Demonstrate connections between general education and health care professions

  • Communicate knowledge effectively in written, oral, and technology-related formats