College of Health and Human Services

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Health Sciences - Medical Assisting, Bachelor of Science

Two Year Completion Plan

Campus Availability

  • Online

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3 MAT114 Notes
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: If you have a completed AGEC, this course is not required.
2. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4 ENG105 Notes
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: If taking HS 390W for a HS elective, you must earn a "B" average in your English foundations.
If you have a completed AGEC, this course is not required.
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select a 300-400 level course.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select a 300-400 level course.
Please complete application to program: http://www2.nau.edu/~hsdl-p/application.php. See Program Information or talk to an advisor for more details about admission requirements.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS200 Healthy Lifestyles 3 HS200 Notes
Description: Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Must be admitted to program for enrollment.
2. HS300 Human Diseases 3 HS300 Notes
Description: Overview of acute and chronic diseases, how these diseases affect the human body, and actions one might take to reduce the risk. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HS 200 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be admitted to program for enrollment.
3. HS301 Special Topics/Hlth Promotion 3
Description: Studies selected health promotion-related issues that are of current interest in community and school health. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit with different content.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: Select a 300-400 level course.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HHS300W Applied Ethics In Health Care 3 HHS300W Notes
Description: This course examines health care practices from a moral point of view using philosophical argument techniques. Department consent required. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Contact an advisor for enrollment.
2. HS404 Principles Of Epidemiology 3 HS404 Notes
Description: Concepts and methods for analyzing the spread and control of disease: trends in solving community health problems. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: HS 300 with grade >= C and (Health Sci: Public Health Milestone or BS HS: Allied Health plans or BAS HS plan or Minor in Health Education) and completion of Liberal Studies Math Foundation w/ grade >= C
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Must be admitted to program for enrollment.
3. HSELECTIVE Health Sciences Elective 3 HSELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Any course with an HS prefix that is not already a requirement for the Allied Health degree (except HS 205). HS 250, 301, 305, 313, 317, 390W, 402, and 471 are examples. Other relevant courses may also be allowable with approval of an advisor.
4. HS410 Org & Adm Of Health Services 3 HS410 Notes
Description: Studies the organization and administration of health services; roles of international, federal, state, and local health organizations; barriers to health services delivery. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (HP 200 or HS 200 with grade of B or better) or (HP 300 or HS 300 with grade of C or better)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Must be admitted to program for enrollment.
Please contact an advisor to submit your graduation application.
Contact an advisor for information on HS 408C--you must have a completed associate and (if applicable) licensure in order to enroll in HS 408C.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS408C Field Work Experience 3 HS408C Notes
Description: Supervised fieldwork experience in a professional health setting. Instructor consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (Public Health Milestone or Health Sciences: Allied Health) and Instructor consent
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Contact an advisor--must apply several months prior to term.
Must have a completed associate degree prior to enrollment.
2. HSELECTIVE Health Sciences Elective 3 HSELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Any course with an HS prefix that is not already a requirement for the Allied Health degree (except HS 205). HS 250, 301, 305, 313, 317, 390W, 402, and 471 are examples. Other relevant courses may also be allowable with approval of an advisor.
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

This degree is for students with an approved AAS degree** and assumes that all liberal studies requirements are completed with an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or with transfer coursework.

**Approved AAS Degrees:
 
This program requires waitlist status, current enrollment, or completion of a regionally accredited associate degree in an approved Allied Health field.  Please work with an advisor to determine your eligibility for this program.
 
Advising Contact:
Extended Campuses Student Service Center
1-800-426-8315
online.advising@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.