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  • Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses.
    Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer, Full- or Part-Time.

    • Health Sciences Broad Field — Associate in Science Degree (60 credits)

About the Program

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 Minneota State universities offering related degrees.

The degree is designed to transfer to all Minnesota State universities offering related baccalaureate programs through a statewide articulation agreement. The Health Sciences Broad Field Statewide Articulation Agreement has been approved by all universities. Even with this agreement, students must consult with both Century College and transfer university counselors/advisors early and often, for guidance and planning regarding the requirements of the various health sciences baccalaureate programs to facilitate the most efficient transition and transfer. Transfer schools and majors in the articulation agreement are listed on the program requirements.

Potential Transfer Bachelor's Degree Majors/Minors

  • Allied Healthcare Management
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology – Allied Health
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Corrections
  • Dietetics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Exercise Science
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Health Education
  • Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Movement Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Therapeutic Recreation


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A Health Sciences Broad Field Statewide Articulation Agreement has been approved by all Minnesota State universities. Please note that programs available at universities are not all listed on the agreement. Please contact an academic advisor at Century College or at any Minnesota State university for more information on available degree options.

An articulation agreement with St. Mary’s University of Minnesota is in place to transfer the Health Sciences Broad Field — Associate in Science Degree to St. Mary’s Bachelor of Science in Allied Healthcare Management.

Learning Outcomes

Health Sciences Broad Field - AAS 60 Credits

  • Student will demonstrate effective critical thinking skills to solve a variety of problems.
  • Student will use proper written and oral communication skills in a variety of situations. 
  • Student will examine cellular biology and genetics, human anatomy, physiology, and nutrition, and the role microorganisms play in our environment. 
  • Student will apply the general principles of organic and inorganic chemistry to human health and everyday life. 
  • Student will demonstrate practical problem solving using algebraic principles. 
  • Student will apply descriptive and inferential statistical methodologies. 
  • Student will examine and evaluate the varied human condition through cultural, social, psychological, and philosophical perspectives. 
  • Student will develop sound decision-making skills through studying essential social, psychological, scientific, and humanistic frameworks. 
  • Student will prepare for continued study in health science fields.