Health Sciences Broad Field

Associate of Science (AS) - 60 credits

About this program
This AS degree provides students a broad base of general education coursework relevant to the field of health sciences. The degree is designed to transfer to all MnSCU system universities offering related baccalaureate programs through a statewide articulation agreement. Students are encouraged to consult with counselors/advisors for guidance and planning regarding the requirements of the various health sciences baccalaureate programs to facilitate the most efficient transition and transfer. Students who intend to pursue graduate level degrees should consider M State’s Pre-Professional Health AS Degree.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of biological concepts and processes, especially those related to the structure and function of the human body.
  2. Apply knowledge of social, psychological and ethical theories to issues in the health sciences.
  3. Communicate effectively with diverse audiences through written, verbal and nonverbal means.
  4. Utilize fundamental concepts of critical thinking and mathematical reasoning to solve problems.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440

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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BIOL1122 - General Biology I 4
CHEM1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I 5
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
HLTH1000 - Introduction to Healthcare 3

1st Spring Term - 14 credits

Course Credits
BIOL2267 - Medical Microbiology 3
BIOL2268 - Medical Microbiology Lab 1
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM2200 - Intercultural Communication 3

2nd Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
BIOL2202 - Principles of Nutrition 3
BIOL2260 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL2261 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
MATH1207 - Elementary Statistics 3
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BIOL2262 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL2263 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
PHIL1201 - Ethics 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3

5 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals