Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

Health Science Broad Field AS

Start your health science education here, transfer to a Minnesota State university


Begin a rewarding career in health care with a two-year degree from Minnesota State College Southeast.

If your future career goals include a profession in health care, you will need an advanced education! Health Science Broad Field is a 2-year Associate of Science degree designed for transfer to any of the universities in the Minnesota State System, where you can earn a 4-year degree.

At Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona and Red Wing, you will meet the pre-requisites for further studies in a major such as community health, nursing, pre-medicine, dental hygiene, or allied health care management.

Build a solid educational foundation

Complete the full range of general education courses required for a four-year program, while emphasizing health science courses, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition

Expect small class sizes, personal attention, and challenging courses at Minnesota State College Southeast! Plan on working closely with your MSC Southeast faculty advisor to stay on track with your coursework and long-term educational goals.

Apply now for the Broad Field Health Science program.

Major Offerings

Download the Program Plan

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Students in Broad Field Health Science will:

  • Demonstrate a sound foundational knowledge and understanding of the principles of biology, chemistry, nutrition, human anatomy, human physiology, and microbiology as it relates to the health sciences.
  • Demonstrate basic laboratory skills pertaining to assessments, laboratory methods, sound experimental and analytical practices, data acquisition and reporting science and health care.
  • Communicate effectively using appropriate scientific and medical terminology.
  • Explore psychological, social, and ethical issues as they relate to health sciences and health care.
  • Prepare for transfer to a 4-year baccalaureate program.

Health Science Broad Field AS Job Placement: tbd

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Important Documents
Health Science Broad Field AS Planning Worksheet (PDF)

Career Opportunities

The Health Science Broad Field AS is specifically designed for transfer to a 4-year degree at any Minnesota State university in a health care field, such as:

  • Health Care Management
  • Athletic Training
  • Community Health
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • Narrow your focus, but keep your options open within the field of health care
  • Fully transferrable to all Minnesota State 4-year Universities
  • Small class sizes with ample personal attention and feedback
  • Friendly, dedicated instructors who will know you by name and help you succeed


Instructors come from the college's Liberal Arts & Sciences department. Faculty leads for the Health Science Broad Field AS are:

  • Leah Schnaith

Leah Schnaith has a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Olaf College and was awarded a Ph.D. in Bio-Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She has been a chemistry instructor at the college several years and has also taught math. She has worked as a chemistry and math tutor in the Learning Resource Center. Prior to that, she worked in collaboration with the Red Wing School District in math and science enrichment.

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