Pre-Medicine - A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 53
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
This curriculum is designed to provide the academic foundation needed by students who are planning to apply to dental school, medical school, optometry school, or veterinary school. The curriculum includes courses that prepare students for the Dental Admission Test (DAT), the Medical Colleges Admission Test (MCAT), and the Optometry Admission Test (OPT). Unless they have already earned a B.A. or a B.S. degree, students will apply to medical school, dental school or veterinary school after they have transferred to a four-year college or university. Students will be required to select a major after they transfer in order to complete the requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree. Students are advised to consult with an academic advisor and to research the entrance requirements for the professional school(s) to which they intend to apply.
General Education Core
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.
Arts & Humanities
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
- 1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge and comprehension of biological, chemical, and physical principles underlying living systems.
- 2. Synthesize, integrate, and apply scientific concepts to practical problems.
- 3. Communicate science effectively to professionals and lay persons.
- 4. Use mathematical concepts to analyze data and to solve problems.
- 5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.