Jul 12, 2024  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences Broad Field, AS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs (Department)

Go to Program Webpage

Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5839
CIP Code: 51.0000

Program Description

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.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

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.

Program Requirements

Career/Occupational Requirements

Total Credits: 3

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Total Credits: 29

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits: 10

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Total Credits: 3

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 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 49

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 8

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

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


Sample Plan

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.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs (Department)