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Major: Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems


Alternative and complementary medicine and medical systems programs focus on the theories, science, and practice of alternative and complementary medicine and medical systems, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other alternative and complementary medicine modalities.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Acupuncture
  • Alternative & Complementary Medicine & Medical Systems, Other
  • Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, General
  • Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda
  • Holistic Health
  • Homeopathic Medicine/Homeopathy
  • Naturopathic Medicine/Naturopathy (ND)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbology


Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2017-2018 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 19 graduates

Associates degree, 6 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 8 graduates

Master degree**, 49 graduates

Doctoral degree, 5 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.


Schools That Offer This Major

Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Cambridge Cambridge
Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids Coon Rapids
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis


Related Majors


College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.


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