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health science major


the health science major provides education in biology, chemistry and psychology.

students may choose to enter into a pathway that leads to a bachelor of science in nursing by starting at olivet college, followed by completion of kellogg community college’s (kcc) associates of applied science in nursing degree, and ending in the olivet college part-time rn-bsn program. this pathway is mapped over five years. the last two years is designed as a blended model to allow students to work full-time.

students may also choose to complete a bachelor of arts in health science and pursue an accelerated nursing program for students who hold a baccalaureate degree.

if you are interested in completing certification for a certified nursing assistant program, please consult your faculty advisor.

if you are interested in the health science program, you must demonstrate academic rigor by earning an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all required major classes.

we encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

for an official description of courses and degree requirements for the 2020-21 academic year, please reference our academic catalog.

notes: pre-nursing course requirements to petition for kcc’s associates of applied science in nursing* pathway:

bio 211 human anatomy with lab
psy 110 introduction to psychology
psy 314 developmental psychology
MTH 120 Nature of Math or ACCU placer score of < 250
bi 112 human physiology

*students must complete application and petition requirements for kcc. you must work closely with your faculty advisor in nur 499 nursing seminar. acceptance to kcc’s rn program is dependent upon academic achievement at olivet college and placement testing.