May 27, 2022
Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5839
CIP Code: 51.0000
This program provides students a broad base of general education coursework relevant to the field of health sciences, in preparation to transfer to a broad array of health sciences majors at a college or university. This degree program is designed to fulfill health science baccalaureate requirements at all MN State system universities offering related degrees.
Prospective students should be aware that a MN Human Services background study, and a national FBI database with fingerprint background study, with no restrictions may be required for future careers in healthcare.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in each of two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.
Goal 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 220.127.116.11
Grade of C or higher in all Career/Occupational courses is required.
Grade of C or higher in all specifically designated General Education/MnTC course requirements is required.
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
The Health Sciences Broad Field Associate in Science Degree program is designed to transfer to all system universities offering related baccalaureate programs through a statewide articulation agreement. The Health Sciences Broad Field Statewide Articulation Agreement has been approved by all system universities. Consult with both college and university advisors/counselors for guidance regarding the requirements of the various health sciences baccalaureate programs to facilitate the most efficient transition.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Students will examine biology, human anatomy, physiology, and the role microorganisms play in our environment.
- Students will demonstrate effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills.
- Students will develop capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon a wide range of psychological, social, and ethical issues that pertain to health sciences.
- Students will increase knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking.
- Students will improve their understanding of the role of health and nutrition in the health sciences.
- Students will prepare to transfer to a baccalaureate program.
Program Contact Information
Jennifer Eccles, Nursing Program Director, 651.779.3987 Room 2294 East
Carolyn Cook, Health/Physical Education, 651.779.3951 Room 2533 West
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.