Pre-Professional Health

Associate of Science (AS) - 60 credits

About this program
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.
Program outcomes
  1. Understand fundamental chemical and biological concepts.
  2. Demonstrate competence in general lab skills.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills and quantitative tools to evaluate data and other scientific information.
  4. Acquire basic inquiry skills including developing testable hypotheses and carrying out experimental procedures to test them.
  5. Analyze scientific studies in light of their environmental, economical, social, ethical and cultural implications.
  6. 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.
Accreditation
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. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
34 Required courses
14 Restricted electives in courses
3 Restricted electives in MnTC Goal Areas
9 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Pre-professional Health - AS

Required Courses:

Course Credits
BIOL1122 - General Biology I 4
BIOL1123 - General Biology II 4
CHEM1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I 5
CHEM1112 - General Inorganic Chemistry II 5
CHEM2224 - Organic Chemistry I 5
CHEM2225 - Organic Chemistry II 5
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1207 - Elementary Statistics 3
MATH1213 - Introduction to Statistics 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
MATH1115 - Functions/Trigonometry 4
MATH1134 - Calculus I 5

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
BIOL2220 - General Microbiology 4
BIOL2240 - Genetics 4

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
6. The Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
BIOL1122 - General Biology I 4
CHEM1111 - General Inorganic Chemistry I 5
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1114 - College Algebra 4
MATH1115 - Functions/Trigonometry 4
MATH1134 - Calculus I 5

1st Spring Term - 12 credits

Course Credits
BIOL1123 - General Biology II 4
CHEM1112 - General Inorganic Chemistry II 5

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
MATH1207 - Elementary Statistics 3
MATH1213 - Introduction to Statistics 4

2nd Fall Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
CHEM2224 - Organic Chemistry I 5
COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3

3 credits from these goal areas:

Goal Area
6. The Humanities and Fine Arts

5 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 16 credits

Course Credits
CHEM2225 - Organic Chemistry II 5

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
PSYC1200 - General Psychology 3
PSYC2222 - Lifespan Development 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

4 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
BIOL2220 - General Microbiology 4
BIOL2240 - Genetics 4

4 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals