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Program Details

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Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. 

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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Science Scholar Program Application

Minimum Program Entry Requirements
Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

  • Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722 Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922
  • Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920

Assessment Results and Prerequisites:
Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Career Information

Science technicians can work in many aspects of the laboratory process industry, from basic research to clean room facility skills. Technicians operate many kinds of equipment and instrumentation, prepare samples for processing, monitor commercial production, test for product quality, and collect and analyze samples. Technicians will conduct various laboratory procedures, from routine laboratory procedures to complex research projects. A solid background in science and math, along with the skills in using advanced equipment, is vital for success. Science technicians can work in many scientific settings, such as: 

Private industry

  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Biomedical 
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology 
  • Chemical 
  • Food Science 
  • Environmental 
  • Engineering  
  • Agriculture 

Government agencies

  • National Research Laboratories 
  • Forensics Laboratories  
  • DNR
  • Regulatory Agencies 
  • MNDOT 

Educational settings

  • Lab Assistant 
  • Research Assistant

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Science and Engineering Technology AS 

  • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
  • BS Chemistry, Metropolitan State University

Additional Benefits

  • Students complete an industry-related internship or research project in conjunction with an industry partner and Saint Paul College faculty member.