Northland's Health Sciences Broad Field Associate in Science program prepares students for transfer to a variety of health and human service related baccalaureate degree programs. Examples include, but are not limited to nursing, social work, nutrition, corrections, health education, and exercise science. This program positions a student for pursuit of these and other high demand health and human service careers.
The curriculum includes instruction in the basic sciences and aspects of the subject matter related to various health occupations. Students completing the Health Sciences Broad Field Associate in Science degree can take advantage of several statewide articulation agreements with Minnesota State Universities and should work with an advisor in identifying these opportunities. In addition, if a student were to decide prior to their final semester of enrollment that an Associate of Arts degree would better fit their transfer needs, they may be able to complete this degree by making minor changes to their curriculum.
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|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|ANTH 2202||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|BIOL 1111||Biological Prin I||4|
|BIOL 2252||Anatomy & Phys I||3|
|BIOL 2254||Anatomy & Phys II||3|
|BIOL 2256||Advanced Physiology||2|
|CHEM 2205||Survey Gen/Org/Bio Chm||4|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2|
|MATH 1110||College Algebra||3|
|PSYC 1105||Intro to Psychology||3|
|PSYC 2201||Developmental Psychology||3|
|SOCI 1101||Intro to Sociology||3|
|SPCH 1101||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
|Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below )||6|
Area of Interest Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|G6: Humanities/Fine Arts Electives|
|PHIL 1102||Intro to Ethics||3|
|PHIL 2210||Morals and Medicine||3|
|Area of Interest Electives|
|BIOL 1112||Biological Prin II||4|
|EMTB 1101||Emergency Medical Tech||6|
|HLTH 1101||Intro Health Professions||3|
|HLTH 1108||Cultural Diversity||1|
|HLTH 1110||Nursing Assistant||3|
|HLTH 1140||Electronic Health Records||3|
|HPER 2250||Prevent/Care Athletic Inj||3|
|HPER 2270||Health and Wellness||3|
|OTAC 1001||Intro to OT||2|
|RADT 1110||Intro Rad Tech/Pat Care||3|
|RESP 1110||Adult Critical Care||4|
|SPCH 2205||Intercultural Communicati||3|
|SURT 1102||Intro to Surgical Tech||2|
While the Health Sciences Broad Field does not require it, some health sciences programs may require a C or better in all coursework in order to graduate from that program. Check specific program for requirement details.
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