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Associate in Science (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

DENTAL HYGIENIST (BACCALAUREATE), PHYSICAL THERAPIST, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, NURSING (BACCALAUREATE), RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST**, MEDICAL RECORD ADMINISTRATOR. Requirements for admission to baccalaureate programs in the above paramedical professions vary considerably. For this reason, students planning to enter a professional school in one of these fields should seek specific information from the school they wish to attend as early as possible. A solid background in math and science is desirable. The suggested course of studies listed below will satisfy freshman-sophomore requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Because differences exist between programs offered at senior institutions, students are encouraged to review specific requirements of the college or university to which they plan to transfer.

Program Note:
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences granted by Southern Illinois University is the only degree specific to the Radiography Program curriculum within Illinois, and as a "capstone" degree, applicants must first complete the Radiography Program professional courses.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; PSY 110; MATH 115; CHEM 120; Humanities

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; BIOL 130; MATH 211 or Approved Mathematics; BIOL 205

Fall Semester 2:
CHEM 122; Humanities/Fine Arts; COMM 110; Social Science; Electives

Spring Semester 2:
BIOL 206; Fine Arts; Social Science; Electives


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
BIOL 130GENERAL ZOOLOGY 4
CHEM 120PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I 4
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
MATH 115COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
MATH 211STATISTICAL ANALYSIS 4
or
MATHEMATICS *3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 205PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4
CHEM 122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY 4
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELECTIVES 10 to 11

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science degree.
** The Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences granted by Southern Illinois University is the only degree specific to the Radiography Program curriculum within Illinois, and as a "capstone" degree, applicants must first complete the Radiography Program professional courses.

For Program Information Contact:

Health Careers Department

Thomas Building
(309)999-4600