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8/26/2021 3:06:20 PM

Pre-Profession, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.PPO.AS (U230A30)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

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.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(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

General education/Physical Science

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
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◊.

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:

Course NumberTitleCredits
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

Recommended Courses:

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

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

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                            Subtotal: 37-41

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

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

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.