Mar 03, 2021  
Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Catalog 2020-2021

Pre-Professional Health Science, AS


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No. of Credits: 60-61

Contact: Jean Russ, Chair, Science and Engineering Division

This major prepares students for transfer into the following programs: dental hygiene, nursing, pharmacy and physical therapy.  The pre-professional curriculum emphasizes science and liberal arts courses that are required for transfer into these professional schools at other institutions.  Students are advised to review the entrance requirements of the baccalaureate institutions from which they plan to obtain their allied health degree.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other instructions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities

Dental hygienist, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. Demonstrate and apply proficiency in the basic sciences including laboratory skills and knowledge of biology.
  2. Demonstrate and apply proficiency in the basic sciences including laboratory skills and knowledge of chemistry.
  3. Demonstrate use of a variety of different instruments and techniques to collect, organize, evaluate and present data.   

Pre-pharmacy students must complete a minimum of 65 transferrable credit for admissions to the University of Maryland at Baltimore program.  Students should complete PHY 1010/L and PHY 1020/L as part of the admissions requirement.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student's individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Area of Concentration


Please take all courses listed under your particular area of concentration. 

 

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

General Education Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

General Education elective (2 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

General Education elective (4 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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