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Health Science Broad Field (AS) - 60 credits

Why Choose Health Sciences?

The Associate of Science degree in Health Science allows students to earn credits in Minnesota Transfer Curriclum (MnTC) goals, science and elective requirements to be eligible to transfer to a university's health science degree program and fulfill all general education requirements which creates an ease in transferring credits.

Skills Acquired

The Health Sciences Program will cover the following topics:

  • General Biology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Careers in Health Sciences

Projected Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022.

Types of Jobs

The following is a link from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for a list of Healthcare Occupations.

Average State Pay

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, community health educators earned an annual median salary of $41,830 annually ($20.11 per hour).

Description

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Health science workers promote health and wellness. They also diagnose and treat injuries and disease. You could also work in a laboratory to get information used in research or provide administrative support by keeping medical records.

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The Associate of Science degree in Health Science allows students to earn credits in Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goals, science and elective requirements to be eligible to transfer to a university's health science degree program and fulfill all general education requirements which creates an ease in transferring credits.

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The Associate of Science degree in Health Science allows students to earn credits in MnTC goals, science and elective requirements to be eligible to transfer to a university's health science degree program and fulfill remaining general education requirements.

Required Courses - 60 credits

Code Title Credits
BIOL 1501 Principles of Biology I 5
BIOL 2041 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 2042 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 2043 Microbiology 4
CHEM 1050 Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry 3
COMM 1111 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGC 1101 Freshman Composition 4
HLTH 1107 Principles of Nutrition 3
MATH 1080 Introduction to Statistics 4
or MATH 1090 STATWAY Statistics 2 4
MATH 1100 College Algebra and Probability 4
PHIL 1103 Ethics 3
PSYC 1110 Introduction to Psychology 4
PSYC 2210 Developmental Psychology: Life Span 4
SOC 1104 Introduction to Sociology 3

  • Complete 3 credits from MnTC Goal 6, 8 or 10 (3-5 credits)
  • Complete an additional 4 credit CHEM course (4-5 credits)

Other Degree Requirements

  • If needed, complete additional courses to reach 60 credits total.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.

Coursework in this degree program satisfies a portion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Please see MnTC Degree Audit Report.