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Pre-Health Professions (A.S.)

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Are you interested in the medical profession; however, are you unsure of what exact path you want to take? You don’t need to worry! Our Associate of Science (A.S.) in Pre-Health Professions degree will allow you to gain a basic understanding of the medical field while helping you discover which area of the medical field interests you most.

Our A.S. in Pre-Health Professions provides coursework in a variety of fields, giving students a strong medical foundation in a variety of areas. A heavy dose of biology, chemistry, and mathematics will provide students with confidence as they continue on their educational journey to a successful medical career.

The Pre-Health Professions degree is designed to provide students with the credits necessary for optimal transfer to bachelor degree programs in medical or related fields. This program will put you on the path to a bright career in the medical career through a solid educational background.

Program Objectives

  1. Transfer to a four-year college or university for further study in a health care program.
  2. Show a comprehensive understanding of anatomical and physiological aspects of the human body.
  3. Gain a fundamental understanding of the scientific method.
  4. Have a solid knowledge of a broad range of mathematical principles and techniques and abilities to apply them.
  5. Introduce the mental processes and behavior associated with human psychology.
  6. Learn to analyze and critically evaluate situation based problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary Medicine

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Semester I

  • FYE 100 - First Year Experience
  • ENG 110 - English Composition I
  • CIT 100 - Microcomputer Applications
  • Elective - Science
  • Elective - Math

Semester II

  • BIO 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 212 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I
  • HSC 100 - Medical Terminology
  • PSY 100 - General Psychology
  • Elective - Math
  • Elective - Open

Semester III

  • BIO 204 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II
  • COM 101 - Public Speaking
  • TRN 115 - Introduction to Transfer
  • Elective - Science or Math
  • Elective - Social Sciences/Humanities

Semester IV

  • ENG 205 - Research Writing
  • Elective - Social Science
  • Elective - Science or Math
  • Elective - Open
  • Elective - Open

Minimum credits to earn A.S. degree: 61

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