2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) 
    
    Aug 14, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog (Fall) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Science


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The School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate-level accelerated science courses independent of program admission. All accelerated science courses take place over four or five weekends. Classes and laboratories are offered through the week, weekends or in a hybrid (online and ground) modality depending on the course. Each trimester the courses repeat. View the upcoming course schedule here: https://www.scuhs.edu/academics/sps/accelerated-science-courses/

Accreditation

Southern California University of Health Sciences is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501. Phone: (510) 748-9001.

Admissions

Application Requirements

  • Completed application for admission. The online form is available and submitted through www.scuhs.edu
  • Graduating high school transcript. Request from the high school to have it sent directly to SCU in a sealed envelope, or arrange through parchment.com or studentclearinghouse.org
  • If applying for a second- or third-level course (ex. Biology II), official transcript from the college and/or university previously attended, showing all prerequisite coursework completed. Request from each college and/or university to have it sent directly to SCU in a sealed envelope, or arrange through parchment.com or studentclearinghouse.org

Please have transcripts, mailed to:

SCU Office of Admissions
16200 Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604

Scans and other electronic items may be emailed to an admissions advisor or to admissions@scuhs.edu

Academic Requirements

All entry-level science courses require, at minimum, graduation from high school or completion of a GED. All second- and third-level courses require completion of the prerequisite courses from SCU, or equivalent. Applicants must pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better (70%). Prerequisite coursework must have been completed within the past 7 years.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for accelerated science courses is inclusive of textbooks, fees, lab coats, and goggles. For current tuition and fees, refer to the published Tuition and Fees schedule. Tuition and fees are approved by the Board of Regents annually. The University reserves the right to adjust tuition and/or fees. Financial compliance for each course must be met by the last day of instruction to maintain future registration status.

Refund Policy (IOS)

In the event a student must drop, withdraw, or take a program leave, a partial refund of tuition for the course in progress may be available. The percentage of tuition student is responsible for is based on the number of calendar days elapsed between the first day of the program and the official drop date provided by Registrar department.

  • Students have until the end of the sixth calendar day, from the first day of class, to officially drop the course with no tuition responsibility.
  • If the course is officially dropped between day seven and nine, the student will be responsible for 25% of the tuition.
  • Student is responsible for the full tuition of the course if dropped after day nine (no refund).

Representative Schedule of Courses


Registration for each lecture course includes the corresponding laboratory component where applicable. The courses below are facilitated on campus in a physical class and laboratory.

Division of Social Sciences


Note:


The course sequence, course numbers, course names, hours, and units are subject to change. Completion of any equivalent prerequisite coursework is determined by the instructor(s), department chair(s), and/or dean(s).

Representative Schedule of Courses: Hybrid


The courses below are offered in the Hybrid format. The lecture course is facilitated online and the labratory is facilitated in a physical lab on campus.

Note:


The course sequence, course numbers, course names, hours, and units are subject to change. Completion of any equivalent prerequisite coursework is determined by the instructor(s), department chair(s), and/or dean(s).

Representative Schedule of Courses: Online


The courses below are offered in the Online format. The lecture course is facilitated online.

Division of Social Sciences


Note:


The course sequence, course numbers, course names, hours, and units are subject to change. Completion of any equivalent prerequisite coursework is determined by the instructor(s), department chair(s), and/or dean(s).

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