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Health Sciences Broad Field

When you study health science at Normandale, you’ll cover a broad range of health, science and liberal arts courses.   

This foundation of core courses and electives will help you learn more about what areas of health care you are passionate about. This is what we mean by “Health Sciences Broad Field.”  

The associate degree in health science serves as a launchpad to a variety of health care-related educational opportunities and careers.   

Once you complete your associate degree in health science, you’ll be ready for your next step – pursuing your bachelor’s degree at one of seven Minnesota State colleges.

What can you do with a Health Science Degree?

With an associate degree in health, you’ll have a lot of options for your career path. Students enrolled in the Health Sciences Broad Field (AS) degree will acquire all the skills and knowledge needed to provide a smooth transition into health-related programs such as:​​​  

  • Community Health and Public Health  
  • Healthcare System Technology  
  • Nursing  
  • Dental Hygiene  
  • Social Work​  
  • Health Education   
  • Food and Nutrition and  
  • Exercise Science

You can see the variety of work you can focus on with a health science degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 16 percent through 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.6 million new jobs. 

What Makes Our Health Science Broad Field Program Unique?

Normandale is one of a select number of community colleges that offers a comprehensive, liberal arts-focused degree in health science that seamlessly prepares you for your final two years at a Minnesota State college.  

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