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Career/Program Overview

RCTC’s Natural Science Associate in Science degree program is designed to articulate with a four year degree in the sciences.  RCTC has a specific articulation with Minnesota State University, Mankato for their Bachelor in Arts in Chemistry.  This two-year degree includes basic science curriculum to fulfill many requirements for pre-professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic, and engineering.  Students are strongly encouraged to check with the professional school(s) of their choice to ensure that specific requirements are fulfilled.


Coursework includes:  Introduction to Physics I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Principles of Nutrition and Fundamentals of Statistics.  General education requirements include courses in:  written and oral communications, biology, chemistry, calculus I and II, cultural anthropology, and ethics. 

Program/Degree Options

RCTC’s Natural Science Associate in Science degree is 60 credits in length.

Program Start Date(s)

Students can begin general education requirements any semester. 

Career Opportunities/Information

This degree is specifically designed for transfer into a bachelor’s degree.


Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

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Overview content updated: 2016-03-13
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