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Liberal Studies – Health Sciences Emphasis

Liberal Studies – Health Sciences Emphasis


The Liberal Studies is one focused way to complete the Liberal Studies degree at Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College.  By taking courses listed in this specific option, students’ complete courses that will help develop 100 and 200 level courses knowledge and skills that will help them to advance and/or transfer into a particular field within Health Science such as nursing, pre-med, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry or any other healthcare profession or field.  Students are advised to work closely with their KBOCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their specific career or transfer goals.  Students who complete this option will graduate with an Associate Degree in Liberal Studies, Health Science.

The following courses and schedule would comprise the proposed Health Sciences curriculum that is being proposed for initiation for the start of classes in the Fall of 2021.  It is recommended that if the student plans to pursue admission to this curriculum and then transfer to a Healthcare Professional Program at another institution, that they complete the following during their high school years with a grade of “C” or higher:

  1. English – 4 years
  2. Mathematics – 3-4 years including 2 years of Algebra.
  3. Chemistry – 2 years that include laboratory experiences.
  4. Biology – 2-3 years

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Liberal Studies Health Sciences Degree Program – Art Emphasis students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in critical thinking in healthcare settings.
  2. Incorporate sensitivity to diverse cultures, including Anishinaabe culture, into practice in healthcare settings.
  3. Communicate effectively with clients, family, and community members.
  4. Employ applicable health and safety protocols in healthcare settings.
  5. Demonstrate competence in calculations and measures.
  6. Apply sound healthcare principles in the workplace.

Liberal Studies – Health Sciences Emphasis Program Requirements 

General Education Requirements

EN102 College Composition I (3 Credits)

EN106 Sharing Information and Stories Orally (3 Credits)

EN202 College Composition II (3 Credits)

Math Elective (Choose from MA103, MA105, MA130 or MA201) (4 Credits)

Humanities Elective (Choose from humanities-designated AR, EN, HU or LS) (4 Credits)

BI101 General Biology (4 Credits)

SO101 Introduction to Sociology (4 Credits)

LS103 College Success Seminar or LS133 Online College Success (2 credits)

Subtotal 27

Anishinaabe Awareness Requirement

OS110 Ojibwa Language & Culture I or AS102 Anishinaabe Values and Philosophy (4 Credits)

Subtotal 4

Concentration Requirements 

HL101 Introduction to Health Professions (3 Credits)

BI223 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)

B1224 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)

BI245 Microbiology (4 Credits)

CH111 Chemistry for Health Sciences (4 Credits)

HL201 Human Nutrition (3 Credits)

HL100 Medical Terminology (1 Credit)

HL145 Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professions (3 Credits)

PY101 Psychology (4 Credits)

LS297 Capstone Seminar  (3 Credits)

Subtotal 33

Elective Courses

HL105 Certified Nursing Assistant (6 Credits)

HL106 Certified Nursing Assistant Clinical (3 Credits)

Subtotal 9

Total Credits Required 64-71

If you would like to get a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate click here

For more information, contact:
Paula Roth, Health Sciences Department Chair
(906) 524-8304
Wabanung Campus – Room 304