Pre-Professional Curriculum

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Associate of Science | Learning Competencies

Associate of Science

First Year

  Course Title Credits
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: QR MATH 2200*· Calculus I 4
GenEd: STEM  CHEM 1020*  General Chemistry I 4
GenEd: LAB  BIOL 1010* General Biology 4
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  BIOL 2022* Animal Biology (Spring Only) 4
  CHEM 1030* General Chemistry II 4
GenEd: CW  ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition  3
  MICR 2240 -OR- Medical Microbiology 3
  BIOL 1390* Scientific Research I (Spring Only) 4
      Semester Credits 15

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
GenEd: CV  CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 3
GenEd: CA  

Choose from ANTH 1200, PSYC 1000, or SOC 1000
Cultural Awareness courses

3
GenEd: AA   Choose from an approved Aesthetic Analyis course 3
   

Choose two of the following three courses: CHEM 2420, PHYS 1110, or ZOO 2010^

8
      Semester Credits 17
  Course Title Credits
  STAT 2050* -OR- Fundamentals of Statistics 3-4
  ECON 1010 -OR-  Principles of Macroeconomics 3-4
  ECON 1020  Principles of Microeconomics 3-4
GenEd: WY   Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses 3
   

Choose two of the following three courses: CHEM 2440, PHYS 1120, or ZOO 2020^

8
      Semester Credits 14-15

Total Credits: 61-62

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

· If the student places into a higher level math or has completed a higher level math than required by the program, the student may request program applicable course substitutions in consultation with their advisor and faculty to fulfill the remaining credits needed to complete the degree.

^ Program Comments

Students in Natural Science – Pre-Professional Concentration prepare to apply to professional schools, including but not limited to pharmacy, medical, veterinary, and dental schools. Students MUST work closely with their advisors to choose proper prerequisite courses for the school to which they intend to apply.

**Various professional schools have different requirements for STAT/ECON and the Culture Awareness courses (ANTH/SOC/PSYC). Some professional schools require Medical Microbiology while others do not. Depending on the school to which they intend to apply, students may prefer to take a semester of scientific research instead. Students are recommended to check the specific requirements of the school(s) they intend to apply to when choosing these courses in their program of study.

^ Students going to pharmacy schools should take Organic Chemistry I and II, and A&P I and II (or Human Anatomy and Human Physiology). Students going to medical, veterinary, and dental schools should take General Physics I and II and Organic Chemistry I and II. Please note that many dental schools are requiring students to take major prerequisites at four-year institutions; students should check with the advisors and the dental school they intend to apply to before registering for courses.

In addition to the courses listed above, most professional schools require additional prerequisites before application. For example, many pharmacy schools also require students to complete one or two semesters’ Biochemistry before applying. Veterinary & medical schools also require students to complete several other upper-division science courses. Students should check the specific requirements of the professional schools they intend to apply to and complete any extra requirements after earning the A.S. in Pre-Professional at LCCC.