General admission to South College does not guarantee admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Health Science. Applicants interested in this program are required to visit the college and meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to ascertain if their goals can be met by the college. Prospective students declaring Health Science as their major must be generally admitted to South College and meet the following requirements in order to be considered for full admission to the program:
- Satisfactorily complete 60 hours of coursework at South College required for the program, with 40 of these hours coming from the required core curriculum. A total of 196 credit hours is required. A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a 2.5 grade point average in science and math courses is required.
- Following completion of the required 60 hours of coursework, submit a personal statement (at least one page in length) that describes both collegiate and career objectives evidencing the applicant’s understanding and correlation of the goals of the program and his/her own goals for future study or career.
- Once admitted, any student who fails to achieve the required overall grade point average and the required average in science and math will be notified the following quarter. The student may repeat the course or courses that are not satisfactory one time. The student must make at least a “B” in the failed course if it is science or math on the second attempt.
- Any student falling below requirements must submit a letter to the Department Chair requesting readmission to the health science program. The student will then meet with the Department Chair and Science Faculty to consider the request for readmission.
Grounds for termination from the Health Science Program include:
- Failure to maintain a 2.0 overall grade point average and a 2.5 grade point average in science and math course.
- Nonpayment of costs.
- Failure to comply with rules and/or Code of Conduct.
- Falsification of application to the college.