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Health Science (Broad Field) (BP/EP) Associate of Science

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This AS degree provides students a broad base of general education coursework relevant to the field of health sciences. Students who have chosen a career path or have not yet decided upon a specific course of study may elect to complete the foundational coursework in the health sciences coupled with a range of general education courses. The degree is designed to transfer to all MnSCU system universities offering related baccalaureate programs through a statewide articulation agreement. Students are encouraged to consult with both Hennepin Technical 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.

Award Outcomes

Develop as writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak and listen critically.

Apply mathematical, scientific and logical modes of thinking.

Develop the ability to use technology to improve and facilitate their learning.

Explain processes of humans and other biological systems.

Demonstrate safe, environmentally responsible procedures in varied situations.

Expand their ability to identify, discuss and reflect upon social, ethical and behavioral issues.

Extend their awareness of cultural, global and environmental topics.

Career Opportunities

Obtaining a Health Science Broad Field degree at HTC opens the door to transfer opportunities in your program of study and others as well: Allied Health Biology; Athletic Training; Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; Communication Disorders; Community Health; Corrections; Dietetics; Exercise Science; Foods and Nutrition; Health Education; Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Services; Health Promotion; Health Science; Movement Sciences; Nursing (limited seats available on a competitive basis); Psychology; Social Work; and Therapeutic Recreation.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 0 Credits

General Education Required 55 Credits

Science Core Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

 

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

or

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

General Education Core Courses

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

or

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

 

PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

 

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 1 (Communication)

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 6

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 5 Credits

Technical Studies Courses may be used to satisfy elective credits

OR

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Total Associate of Science Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2005General Biology I

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

MATH2200College Algebra

4

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

or

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

Total Credits  13

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

CHEM2000Introduction to Chemistry

4

or

CHEM2200Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

5

COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

or

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 6

3

Total Credits  14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Technical Studies Electives

5

or

General Education Electives

5

Total Credits  18

MnTC Goal Area 1

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 6

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ARTS2000Elements of Design

3

ARTS2120Photographic Arts

3

ARTS2130Digital Photography I

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL2140Topics in Literature: Trades and Industry

3

ENGL2200Introduction to Cinema

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2500World Religions

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (60 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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