Sep 16, 2019
School of Math, Science & Engineering (MSE)
The Pre-Health Sciences major is an Associate of Arts Degree program that prepares students to apply for health-related programs at CNM, as well as to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for 4-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico core curriculum.
This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a 4-year degree program in Nursing.
See Recommended Sequence of Courses
Educational Option Information
- This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time.
- This program can be started: Any term.
- Primary course location: Main Campus
- Additional requirements for this educational option:
- Students are expected to purchase textbooks, lab manuals and lab safety equipment.
- A felony conviction will not prevent entry into the program or employment; however, it may limit available employment opportunities.
Approximate Costs of this Educational Option
Financial Aid Considerations
- Individual courses associated with this program may require students to purchase additional materials.
Career and Educational Opportunities
The Pre-Health Sciences degree is an associate of arts degree that prepares students to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for 4-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico. This particular concentration prepares students for transfer into a 4-year Nursing degree program.
Students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult an Academic Coach in Connect Services.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population, as they live longer and more active lives.
Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites
Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Associate of Arts in Pre-Health Sciences, Pre-Nursing Concentration 60-61 credit hours
*The Anatomy and Physiology I Lab course, BIO 2292, is recommended but not required.
**The Anatomy and Physiology II Lab course, BIO 2392, is recommended but not required.
*** Students are recommended to take either a Modern Language or Pathophysiology II, BIO 2711.