Associate of Science: Pre-Professional Studies Focus

This program is for students who plan to continue their education in areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, or other medical fields.

Total Semester Hours: 65

Preparatory Courses

Course Number: FYEX 0070*
Course Title: College and Career Success
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 0040*
Course Title: Integrated Reading and Writing
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 0072; 0073; 0084; STAT 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

Course Number: CISS 1020
Course Title: Digital Literacy and Applications
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 1010^
Course Title: English Composition I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOL 1230 or GEOL 1010:

Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I
Prerequisites: ENGL0040*, MATH0084*
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1010
Course Title: Physical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either PSYC 1010^ or SOCY 1010^:

Course Number: PSYC 1010^
Course Title: Intro to Psychology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: ENGL 1030 ^
Course Title: English Composition II
Prerequisites: ENGL1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 1110
Course Title: College Algebra
Prerequisites: MATH0084*
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOL 1231 or GEOL 1030:

Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II
Prerequisites: BIOL1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Prerequisites: GEOL1030 - NONE
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either SOCY 2010 or PSYC 1070 or COMM 2070:

Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity & Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYC 1070
Course Title: Introduction to Women's Studies
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 2070
Course Title: Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Course Number: CHEM 1210
Course Title: Chemistry I
Prerequisites: High school chemistry and MATH1110 or equivalent
Credits: 5
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 1130
Course Title: Trigonometry
Prerequisites: MATH1110* (minimum grade of C)
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: PHYS 1110
Course Title: General Physics I with Lab
Prerequisites: MATH1130 (c)
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either HIST 1010 or HIST 1050 or ENGL 2050 or SPAN 1010 :

Course Number: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1050
Course Title: Western Civilization I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2050
Course Title: American Literature I
Prerequisites: ENGL1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SPAN 1010
Course Title: Beginning Spanish
Credits: 3
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Course Number: ASCI 2900
Course Title: Associate of Science Capstone
Prerequisites: Must have completed 45 credit hours
Credits: 1
: No
: No
Course Number: CHEM 1220
Course Title: Chemistry II
Prerequisites: CHEM1210
Credits: 5
: No
: No
Course Number: PHYS 1130
Course Title: General Physics II with Lab
Prerequisites: PHYS1110
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either HIST 1030 or HIST 1070 or ENGL 2070 or SPAN 1020 :

Course Number: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1070
Course Title: Western Civilization II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 2070
Course Title: American Literature II
Prerequisites: ENGL1030
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SPAN 1020
Course Title: Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisites: SPAN1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either MUSC 1010 or THEA 1010:

Course Number: MUSC 1010
Course Title: Music Appreciation
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: THEA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Theatre
Credits: 3
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent

m = Must be concurrent

^ Milestone Course

*All incoming students will be required to provide ACT scores or take a placement test. Based on their scores, students will be placed in appropriate English and mathematics courses. Successful completion of developmental English and mathematics prerequisites require a grade of C- or above in the course. Developmental English and mathematics course prerequisites can also be attained through Placement Testing. See the Standardized Testing Cutoff Scores (PDF) for specific tests and test scores.

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