Allied Health Science

The Allied Health Science program combines liberal arts tradition with a multi-disciplinary scientific curriculum to give students a broad exposure to biology, chemistry, psychology, and kinesiology.

The requirements for the Allied Health Science major have been designed to fulfill common prerequisite courses for admission into graduate programs in health science. High school preparation in mathematics and chemistry is highly recommended. The AHS Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Mary’s College focuses on:

1. The scientific principles of human health.

2. Whole organisms (microbes to plants and animals) and their structure and function.

3. Multiple aspects of human health from the biological to the physical to the psychological.



The following courses can be integrated with the AHS major to fulfill graduate school prerequisites.


  • Physical Therapy

Physics & Org Chemistry:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical and Clinical Lab Tech

Physics & Medical Terminology:

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Sonography

Nutrition & Microbiology:

  • Nursing

No additional coursework:

  • Public Health
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Health Administration
  • Phlebotomy
  • Paramedic & EMT