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Pre-Profession, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.PPO.AS (U230A30)

Pre-professional studies include programs in the health sciences (nutrition, dietetics, occupational therapy, nursing), pre-veterinary medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, and pre-optometry. Students typically begin a pre-professional program when ready to take RHT 101◊, MAT 111◊, MAT 131◊, and with the equivalent of at least one unit of high school Biology and one unit of high school Chemistry. To facilitate the transfer of credits to the professional school, the student should contact the school and counselor to help coordinate his/her course selection at Triton.

Semester One

BIS 150 #Principles of Biology I

4 credits

CHM 140 #General Chemistry I

5 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two

BIS 151 #Principles of Biology II

4 credits

CHM 141 #General Chemistry II

5 credits

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester Three

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

10 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

General education/Social and Behavioral Science, MAT 131◊: General education/Social and Behavioral Science recommend taking SOC 100◊ and PSY 100◊.

(Optional) Semester Five or Summer Semester

Science elective

5 credits

Recommended Science Electives:

CHM 234 #Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHM 235 #Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

PHY 101 #General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5 credits

PHY 102 #General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics)

5 credits

Recommended Courses:

BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

BIS 222 #Principles of Microbiology

4 credits

BIS 240 #Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 credits

BIS 241 #Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer school.)

General education requirements:

AS degree

Total Credit Hours:37-41

Pre-profession courses or other electives for AS degree

Total Credit Hours:19-23

One course from Social/Behavior Science, Humanities or Fine Arts needs to meet the human diversity requirement. The courses meeting this requirement have an * in the general education lists.

Note: All program required courses require an earned grade of ‘C’ or higher, in order to pass onto the next course in the program sequence.

This is a generic outline of courses for this program of study. Requirements may vary based on undergraduate major and/or chosen transfer school. Students generally choose a major with a strong science foundation. Meet with the curriculum counselor for specific transfer school recommendations.

The following specialized programs can be started at Triton College and then completed at a four-year college.

Students should meet the general education requirements and recommended course work for Triton and then plan the remainder of their courses according to the four-year college requirements.