Dec 10, 2023  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Health Sciences Broad Field Associate of Science Degree

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 341S  

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Health Sciences Broad Field AS Degree is designed to provide general education courses for students interested in health sciences, but have not yet decided which specific health care field they intend to pursue.

Career Opportunities

Students enrolled in the Health Sciences Broad Field AS degree will acquire all of the skills and knowledge needed to provide a smooth transition into baccalaureate health-related programs such as:

  • Community Health
  • Nursing
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Education
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Exercise Science

Program Outcomes

  1. Utilize the English language effectively to read, write, speak, and listen critically.
  2. Develop the capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon social and behavioral issues. 
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of human and biological systems.
  4. Enhance mathematical and logical thinking techniques.
  5. Improve their awareness and understanding of health, wellness, and liberal arts.

Program Faculty

Julia Bartlett

Transfer Opportunities

Saint Paul College has transfer agreements & partnerships between many post-secondary institutions. For more information please go to

Program Requirements

Subtotal: 52 Credits

General Education/MnTC Requirements

Refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Course List  for each Goal Area 

  • Liberal Arts or Science Electives (MnTC only) 8 Credits
    Select a minimum of 8 additional credits from Goals 1-10 of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

General Education Requirements: 8 Credits

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student; however, this sequence is not required.

Total Semester Credits: 16

Second Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 14

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Quant. Reasoning, Algebra & Stats: Score of 270+ or Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

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