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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorTracy Sewell
Associate Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551, ext 4826

AdvisorKim Allan
Assistant Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551 ext 4022

Pathway NavigatorWill Archer
850.769.1551 ext. 4023

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Health Science, AA

Would You Like to Discover the Next Vaccine?

As a medical scientist you would conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. You will use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach your findings. Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician. Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Medical scientists will continue to be needed because they contribute to the development of treatments and medicines that improve human health.

For a career in Health Science, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into a Ph.D degree program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, but provides high-quality education. Starting with a two-year degree in Health Science AA University Transfer Track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.

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Health Science Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual & Performing Arts
College Algebra
STA2023, Statistics
General Chemistry
Biological Science
Economics, Macro
Financial Accounting I & II
Microcomputer Applications
Economics, Micro
Science Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with Health Science?

In this field, people find careers as:

Health Educator
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Public Health Nurse
Health Services Administrator

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of West Florida
University of Florida
University of South Florida
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
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Are you Ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


Register for Classes

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.