The Pre-Professional Health AS offers students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree that aligns with the course requirements for most professional health degree programs at medical, pharmacy, veterinary, dentistry and chiropractic schools. This degree also works well for students interested in chemistry or biochemistry. Students should consult with an advisor and science faculty member and review the degree requirements of their intended transfer institution when choosing their electives for this degree.
Understand fundamental chemical and biological concepts.
Demonstrate competence in general lab skills.
Apply critical thinking skills and quantitative tools to evaluate data and other scientific information.
Acquire basic inquiry skills including developing testable hypotheses and carrying out experimental procedures to test them.
Analyze scientific studies in light of their environmental, economical, social, ethical and cultural implications.
Effectively communicate their own and others' data and analyses in oral and written formats, using computers where necessary to create compelling visual aids for posters and presentations.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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