Health Sciences (Broad Field)
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.
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:
- Students will develop as writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak, and listen critically.
- Students will develop capacity to identify, discuss and reflect upon social and behavioral issues.
- Students will demonstrate comprehension of human and biological systems.
- Students will increase knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking.
- 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 receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate.
- 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.
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* Interpretive Chemistry 4 CMST 1100 OR CMST 2215 Introduction to Communication
OR Public Speaking
3 ENGL 1120 OR ENGL 1121* Crosscurrent College Writing and Critical Reading OR College Writing and Critical Reading 4 HPER 1112 Nutrition 3 MATH 1114* Introduction to Statistics 4 MATH 1200* College Algebra 3 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 3
Choose one of the following two courses: GEOG 1103 Physical Geography 3 POLS 1141 Environmental Politics 3 Humanities/Fine Arts elective 3 Select any HPER course totaling one credit 1 Elective 3
*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