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Health Sciences (Broad Field)

Program Information

The Associate of Science (AS) in Health Science Degree is designed to be broad and provide a general background for students interested in health sciences but have not yet decided which specific healthcare field they intend to pursue at the upper-division level. For assistance in program planning, or to explore additional transfer options, students should schedule a time to meet with an academic advisor. This degree may transfer in part or in its entirety to baccalaureate institutions. Students should meet with a representative of the transfer institution when planning their program.

Developmental Courses

Some students may need preparatory courses in the areas of English, mathematics, or reading. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward this degree.

  • By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning goals:

    1. Students will develop as writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak, and listen critically.
    2. Students will develop capacity to identify, discuss and reflect upon social and behavioral issues.
    3. Students will demonstrate comprehension of human and biological systems.
    4. Students will increase knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking.
    5. Students will improve their awareness and understanding of heath, wellness and liberal arts.
    • A minimum of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program requirements.
    • Satisfy residency requirements.
    • Completion of specific degree requirements.
    • To complete your program, please submit the appropriate application found here.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.


    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.


    51 credits

    BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology I  4
    BIOL 2113*- Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
    BIOL 2114*  Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
    BIOL 2201* Microbiology  4
    CHEM 1020* OR CHEM 1050* OR CHEM 1061 Interpretive Chemistry OR Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological
    Chemistry OR Principles of Chemistry I
    CMST 1100 OR CMST 2215 OR CMST 2220 Introduction to Communication
    OR Public Speaking OR Interpersonal Communication
    ENGL 1120 OR ENGL 1121* Crosscurrent College Writing and Critical Reading OR College Writing and Critical Reading 4
    HPER 1112 Nutrition  3
    MATH 1100*  OR MATH 1114* OR MATH 1200*  Mathematics for Liberal Arts OR Introduction to Statistics OR College Algebra 3-4
    PHIL 1110 OR PHIL 1200 Introduction to Ethics OR Medical Ethics  3
    PSYC 1110 General Psychology 4
    PSYC 2235* Lifespan Development 4
    SOC 1111 General Sociology (fall) /
    Introduction to Sociology (spring)
    *Course has prerequisite - see course schedule or catalog description.
    - prerequisite not required beginning Spring 2024
  • Choose remaining electives with an emphasis on MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 10 to fulfill the 60-credit requirement.


    Electives 12-14
  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Community Health Educator
    • Epidemiology Assistant
    • Fitness Counselor/Specialist
    • Health Promotion Programmer
    • Occupational Health and Safety Assistant
    • Wellness Assistant
    • Youth Program Specialist
    • Family Services Specialist
    • Prevention Program Coordinator

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