The Associate in Science/University Transfer Pathway is designed for competitive entrance into the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies program. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies program is a new online undergraduate program in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina. Students who earn an Associate of Science degree or those with 60 general education college credits are eligible to apply to the program and prepare for employment in a health promotion field, such as community health worker or community advocate, health educator, health coach, worksite wellness coordinator and patient advocate. Students completing the MUSC Bachelor in Health Studies Program may apply to enter programs at MUSC with a broader perspective of health, such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, Health Administration and Cardiovascular Perfusionist.

The OCtech Associate in Science MUSC Pathway graduate should have a cumulative admission grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. A grade of “C” or better is necessary in each course required by the Associate in Science degree pathway in order to transfer. A designated OCtech advisor responsible for the MUSC Healthcare Studies pathway will work with students under this agreement regarding a recommended degree completion plan.

Students who intend to apply to the MUSC Healthcare Studies program and subsequently intend to apply to one of the MUSC graduate programs upon graduation should also consult the appropriate MUSC program or college advising center for information to customize their program of study. The MUSC Healthcare Studies pathway may be customized to meet general education courses specified as prerequisites for transfer into competitive master’s degree programs in accordance with the MUSC and the South Carolina Technical College System Transfer Agreement (see the OCtech Transfer web page for the specific general education course listing for articulation pathways into additional master’s degree programs, such as Health Informatics, Pharmacy, College of Medicine/MD or College of Dental Medicine/DIDO) It is recommended that students begin exploring Pathway options for graduate programs as early as possible during pursuit of the AS degree at OCtech.

Associate in Science to Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies
60-61 semester hours

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Note(s): BIO 102 or PHY 201 can be taken instead of BIO 126.

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SPC-205

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Semester V

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BIO-225

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Note(s): HIS 202 can be taken in place of HIS 201. ENG 202, 205, or 206 can be taken in place of ENG 201.