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2015-16 College Catalog

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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.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A - ENGL Course

3

SPCH-105Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

-OR

SPCH-110Interpersonal Communication

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-101General Biology I

4

BIOL-102General Biology II

4

CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-181Calculus I

4

-or higher core course

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL-200Microbiology

4

-OR

BIOL-205Cell Biology

4

BIOL-201Genetics

3

BIOL-202Genetics Lab

1

CHEM-102General Inorganic Chemistry II

4

CHEM-201Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM-202Organic Chemistry II

4

PHYS-103Fundamentals of Physics I

4

PHYS-104Fundamentals of Physics II

4

Arts & Sciences -Arts & Sciences Elective

2

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge and comprehension of biological, chemical, and physical principles underlying living systems.
  2. 2. Synthesize, integrate, and apply scientific concepts to practical problems.
  3. 3. Communicate science effectively to professionals and lay persons.
  4. 4. Use mathematical concepts to analyze data and to solve problems.
  5. 5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.