Health Science is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses the study of biology, chemistry, epidemiology, kinesiology, natural science, nutrition, psychology, public health, research design, and statistics. It focuses on health-related issues, interventions, and outcomes. Health science programs often combine laboratory science courses with classes that are critical for understanding both individual and population health from a variety of perspectives. The Health Sciences Associate of Science degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in a health profession such as medical technology, nutrition, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary science, etc. The lower division core requirements are similar from school to school, but the general education and institutional requirements for graduation can vary. As with all programs, students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution should research the transfer institution's requirements and plan to complete the CSU GE Breadth pattern or IGETC GE pattern. Please check with a counselor for more specific transfer information.