General Studies/Health & Life Sciences Studies
Program Goals Statement
This program provides students an opportunity to explore the Health & Life Sciences programs available at the College. It can also help prepare students for application to the College's Health Sciences programs. It does not guarantee admission to any competitive admission program but does guide students in choosing courses that provide sound preparation for admission to those programs. Completion of a Health or Life Sciences degree can prepare students for a wide variety of careers in health, biotechnology or veterinary-related fields or for transfer to a four-year college or university Life Science program.
- Students should take any required developmental courses in their first semester. College level reading and math skills are necessary to be successful in this program. Failure to complete these in a timely manner could adversely impact student performance and admission into competitive admission programs.
- Students have access to outstanding state-of-the-art laboratories and learn from faculty in touch with the needs of local healthcare providers. Courses reflect current clinical and scientific trends.
- Many courses are offered days and evenings and delivered in traditional face to face or online delivery formats. It is strongly advised to take summer courses to reduce fall and spring semester course loads.
- Students should consider completing certificates that contain required program courses that will complement their degree.
- Students are encouraged to select and apply for a specific Health or Life Science program Biology, Biotechnology, Dental Hygiene, Nursing Occupational Therapy, Clinical Lab Science, Health Information Management, Veterinary Healthcare Assistant and/or a Health or Life Sciences Certificate(s).
- While enrollment in this program does NOT guarantee admission to any competitive admission program, many successful Health Science graduates began their college careers in the General Studies or Liberal Arts programs. Admission to Health Sciences is competitive, but this program provides students a structured way to complete the necessary courses to make themselves better prepared candidates. Refer to the specific program description elsewhere in the catalog for Admissions standards for your program of interest.
- If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.bristolcc.edu/transfer
Choose one of the following+
Choose one Historical Perspectives Course+
Choose one Humanities Course+
Choose one Program Exploratory Course+
Choose one Multicultural Perspective Elective+
Technical Literacy Elective+
Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3
Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4
Students who intend to transfer to another college or university should select the General Studies (MassTransfer) program.
Completion of this program option does not imply or guarantee acceptance into any of Bristol Community College’s health career programs.