Associate of Science in Human Biology

The Associate of Science in Human Biology (AS-HB) degree is designed to give students a solid foundation for continuing intellectual growth and further professional studies leading to a career in nursing or other health science-related fields. For Associate of Science in Biology students planning to transition into a bachelor's degree or other health-related field should check program requirements prior to completing the AS-HB.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the social, physiological, and psychological aspects of human behavior at a basic level.
  2. Discuss the complexities of human biology on the continuum from the level of organism to the level of organized social being.
  3. Use computer technologies to augment productivity, apply statistical procedures and to gain access to multiple informational resource services.
  4. Communicate effectively with others using oral, visual, and written methods.



To receive the A.S. – HB degree, students must complete at least 90 quarter units, 31.5 of which must be taken in residence at National University. Of the 90 units required, 42 must fall into the areas of general education listed below. Students must complete 4.5 quarter units in diversity enriched coursework. A plus (+) indicates a diversity enriched offering. All undergraduate students working toward the Associate of Science in Human Biology must meet the University diversity requirement. The other 48 units can be comprised of elective courses and/or specific major program preparatory courses.

Students are urged to meet English requirements as early as possible in their college studies to avoid serious difficulties in other coursework. Refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information regarding application and placement evaluation.

Prerequisites for the Major (8 courses; 30 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (9 courses; 31.5 quarter units)
It is strongly recommended that students complete the BIO 201 - 203A series in numerical sequence: BIO 201 + 201A, 202 + 202A, 203 + 203A.
Core Requisite(s):