Pre-Health Professions

Program Description

The Certificate in Pre-Health Professions is designed to provide the foundation for transfer to a two or four-year program in a health care field. This program is designed to prepare students for admission to various health-related fields. In this program, biology, anatomy, and mathematics will provide students with a solid background toward their chosen health career program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared for transfer to a two or four-year program of study in nursing or health science programs.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify anatomical structures and explain physiological aspects and functions of the human body.
  2. Demonstrate the use of scientific and mathematical reasoning in the critical analysis and evaluation of problems and in the development of research-based solutions.
  3. Discuss the mental processes and behavior associated with human psychology.
  4. Demonstrate mastery of vocabulary and appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information related to anatomy and physiology.

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Science degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Admission to the program is restricted to students who are fully prepared for the level of work required. Entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies.
  • Satisfactorily complete the certificate requirements, including General Education and Major Requirements.

General Education Requirements

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Math (MAT 131 or higher)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

Major Requirements

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Science or Math (4 credits)  +
4
Elective - Humanities or Social Science  +
3
Elective - Open  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17-18
Total credits:
26-27

Course Sequencing

Semester 1

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Math (MAT 131 or higher)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

Semester 2

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Humanities or Social Science  +
3
Elective - Science or Math (4 credits)  +
4
Elective - Open  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13-14

Overview

Pathway

Type

Certificate