Sci-Med Academy

The Sci-Med Academy will provide three distinct pathways designed to prepare students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in:

  • Bioscience, Biology, Chemistry
  • Health/Medical Studies
  • Science Education

Successful graduates will receive an Associate of Science degree. They will simultaneously complete the requirements to receive their high school diploma while enrolled in the Sci-Med Academy.

Similar to the College-NOW academies, students will enroll in the Sci-Med Academy at the beginning of their junior year of high school. They will be enrolled full-time at NC State throughout their junior and senior years. All classes will take place on the NC State College campus.

The Sci-Med Academy is not designed as a terminal degree. Instead, students will be provided the opportunity to engage in college-level coursework in foundational studies of the natural sciences, anatomy, physiology, etc. The degree will prepare students to transition to a four-year university to pursue a higher-level degree. All courses, except Bioscience, are included in either the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) or Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) for transfer credit to any public institution in Ohio.

We encourage you to work with your high school counselor. You may also contact the NC State College Health Sciences Center at 419-755-4805 for more information about the new Sci-Med Academy at NC State.

Total Semester Hours: 62

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; 0074; 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 0086*
Course Title: Algebra for Probability & Statistics
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

Course Number: ENGL 1010 ^
Course Title: English Composition I +
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government +
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I with Lab
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040 * & MATH 0074 *
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 1110
Course Title: College Algebra +
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: ENGL 1030 ^
Course Title: English Composition II +
Prerequisites: ENGL 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 1130
Course Title: Trigonometry +
Prerequisites: MATH 1110 with a C- or better
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II with Lab ++
Prerequisites: BIOL 1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either BIOS 1010 or BIOL 1570 or BIOL 1730:

Course Title: Pathway Course
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOS 1010
Course Title: Intro to Bioscience Lab Techniques
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOL 1570
Course Title: Microbiology
Prerequisites: (BIOL1570) BIOL1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOL 1730
Course Title: Basic Anatomy & Physiology
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Course Number: CHEM 1210
Course Title: Chemistry I with Lab ++
Prerequisites: High school chemistry and MATH 1110
Credits: 5
: No
: No
Course Number: ECON 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Economics +
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOS 2410 or BIOL 2751 or PHYS 1110:

Course Title: Pathway Course
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOS 2410
Course Title: Advance Bios Technique
Prerequisites: (BIOS2410) BIOS1010, CHEM1210c
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOL 2751
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology I +
Prerequisites: (BIOL2751) High School Chemistry (minimum grade of C-) or CHEM 1010 (minimum grade of C-), ENGL 0040 *, MATH0074 *
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: PHYS 1110
Course Title: General Physics I ++
Prerequisites: (PHYS1110) MATH 1051 or Higher (c)
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 1150 ^
Course Title: Calculus I +
Prerequisites: MATH 1130
Credits: 5
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Course Number: CHEM 1220
Course Title: Chemistry II with Lab ++
Prerequisites: CHEM 1210
Credits: 5
: No
: No

Either PHIL 1010 or PHIL 1110 :

Course Number: PHIL 1010
Course Title: Western Philosophy ++
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PHIL 1110
Course Title: Ethics ++
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either BIOS 1210 or BIOL 2752 or PHYS 1130:

Course Title: Pathway Course
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOS 1210
Course Title: Histology
Prerequisites: (BIOS1210) BIOS 1010
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: BIOL 2752
Course Title: Anatomy & Physiology II +
Prerequisites: (BIOL2752) BIOL 2751
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: PHYS 1130
Course Title: General Physics II ++
Prerequisites: (PHYS1130) PHYS 1110
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either PSYC 1010^ or SOCY 2010:

Course Number: PSYC 1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology ++
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity and Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ASCI 2900
Course Title: Associate of Science Capstone
Prerequisites: Must complete 45 credit hours
Credits: 1
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent m = Must be concurrent

All students entering the degree must be college ready needing no developmental courses. All students must have completed high school Chemistry or CHEM 1010 at
North Central State College with C- or better.
All students must complete the curriculum courses in the sequence of semesters indicated.
All courses must receive a final grade of “C” or better to continue in the program.
Three Pathways are possible in this degree program as follows.

1. Bioscience Pathway = BIOS 1010, BIOS 1210, and BIOS 2440
2. Health = BIOL 1570, BIOL 2751, and BIOL 2752
3. Science Education = BIOL 1730, PHYS 1110, and PHYS 1130

+OTM = Ohio Transfer Module, courses accepted by any public college or university in Ohio
++ TAG = Transfer Assurance Guide, courses accepted by any public college or university in Ohio

* 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 for specific tests and test scores.

The College strongly recommends that students be covered by hospitalization insurance, which can be purchased through a private carrier. To obtain a brochure regarding insurance, contact the Student Success Center. (Rm 103 Kee Hall) or call toll free 888-755-4899, ext. 4761 or locally 419-755-4761.