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Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-Behavioral Health Support)
(Effective UG21)

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Health Science (Pre-Behavioral Support) is designed for students who plan to pursue admission into the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Behavioral Health Support program at MACC. Students will remain under the major of Health Science (Pre-Behavioral Health Support) until admittance into the AAS-Behavioral Health Support program.

Students seeking admission into the AAS-Behavioral Health Support program must complete the required general education coursework listed on the map below with a “C” or above prior to the date of entry into the program.

Visit our Behavioral Health Support program page (pending) for admission criteria or call Michelle Frey, Dean of Health Sciences, at ext. 11249.

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.

Math Pathways Information


Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester
 LAL101**  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 **  ^Mathematics 3  Math
 PSY101**  General Psychology 3  PSY101
 SOC150**  Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems 3  SOC150
 SPK101**  Public Speaking 3  SPK101
  Second Semester
 BHS100**  Introduction to Behavioral Health Support 3  BHS100
 **  History or Government 3  HST/PSC
 LAL102**  ^Composition II 3  LAL102
 PSY205**  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  PSY205
 PSY250**  ^Abnormal Psychology 3  PSY250
  Third Semester
   Biological or Physical Science (BIO101 Biology - Recommended) 4  
   Elective (^MTH160 Elementary Statistics - Recommended) 3  
   Elective 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
  Fourth Semester
   Biological or Physical Science (^PHY121 General Chemistry I - Recommended) 5  
   Core Elective (SOC101 Sociology - Recommended) 3  
   Elective (HSC171 Medical Terminology - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
  Minimum Required Hours for Degree 60  

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Required courses for admission into the AAS-Behavioral Health Support Program. Must be completed prior to entry into the program.

***Student must maintain a letter grade of “C” or above in all required admission courses.

For additional admission information, please call Mark Chambers, Health Sciences Advisor, at ext. 11288 or the Health Science office at ext. 11250.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s). 


Additional Graduation Requirement
Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor's degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.