The Pre-Allied Health degree at Lackawanna College is designed to provide the necessary foundation for a future as an Allied Health professional. In this major, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and must not require developmental or bridge courses. Science courses include biology, chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology.
Students entering this program should have successfully completed two to three years of mathematics and three years of science in high school. They should also be familiar with computers and their uses.
Primarily a transfer-related program, this curriculum provides intensive hands-on laboratory experience that will prepare students for additional study at four-year institutions.
This major prepares students for transfer into baccalaureate degree programs in allied health fields. These may include, but not limited to: nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, or medical technology.
Students successfully completing the A.S. degree program in Pre-Allied Health will:
- Recognize the interdisciplinary nature of scientific inquiry and apply analytical thinking and analysis to explain various scientific phenomena as they develop skill in using the scientific method.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of biology, basic chemistry, and anatomy and physiology sufficient for entry into higher-level science courses at a transfer institution.
- Develop the qualitative and quantitative skills, through the use of technology, necessary for a career in health sciences.
- Appreciate the diverse and dynamic nature of the human condition through the study of humanities, global studies, and math/science electives.
- Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and through the written word, and be able to work with others in a professional setting.
The Pre-Allied Health degree is offered at the Scranton campus and the Towanda Center.