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8/26/2021 4:05:14 PM

Pre-Medicine, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.MED.AS

(Total Program Credits: 60)

Students desiring admission to a college of medicine should have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree or at least 90 semester hours of college work and be eligible for full senior status in college. Their chosen courses should have emphasis in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The medical college admissions test is required by most medical schools.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 150Principles of Biology I #

4 credits

CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 151Principles of Biology II #

4 credits

CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

Science elective

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Humanities

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Science Electives

10 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

General education/Social and Behavioral Science recommend taking SOC 100◊ and PSY 100◊.

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

(Optional) Semester Five or Summer Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
Science elective

5 credits

Recommended Science Electives:

Science electives are generally prerequisites for admission for most programs. Recommend taking as a sequence, e.g. CHM 234◊/CHM 235◊.

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 101Human Biology

4 credits

BIS 222Principles of Microbiology #

4 credits

BIS 240Human Anatomy & Physiology I #

4 credits

BIS 241Human Anatomy & Physiology II #

4 credits

CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5 credits

CHM 235Organic Chemistry II #

5 credits

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

5 credits

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

5 credits

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

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                                   Subtotal: 37-41

Pre-Profession (Pre-Medicine)
courses or other electives toward the AS degree              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

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.

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu