Health Sciences Broad Field Program

The Health Science Broad Field program was developed at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) level as a broad AS degree option for individuals to transfer to a variety of baccalaureate programs. This is a general introductory program in health sciences that prepares individuals for transfer to a variety of baccalaureate programs. It includes instruction in the basic sciences and aspects of subject matter related to various health occupations.


The curriculum is prescribed and meets the needs of the four-year colleges. Individual two-year colleges cannot make any curricular changes but must accept the program in its entirety.

Students complete coursework in Written and Oral Communication, Social Sciences, Humanities and Mathematics and Logical reasoning. Additional coursework is provided in Natural and Physical Sciences.

Program/Degree Options

Associate in Science degree, 60 credits.

Program Start Date(s)

Coursework can start in any semester.

Career Opportunities/Information

This degree program is designed to prepare students for baccalaureate degree programs


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Rochester Community and Technical College.

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Overview content updated: 2017-04-10