2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Health, AS


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Award Granted Upon Completion: Associate in Science
Credits/Contacts Required: 60/68
Major code: 02/228
CIP Code: 511102

Description

The Pre-Professional Health Degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university in a Professional Health Program. Specific program areas include Clinical Lab Science, Diagnostic Genetics, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Optometry, Occupational Therapy, and Pre-Physical Therapy. Generally these professions will require post-baccalaureate studies. Further, in many cases, undergraduate majors in many health disciplines do not exist. Students must still select and complete an undergraduate major in addition to their pre-professional studies. While it is traditional for pre-health professional students to complete an undergraduate major in biology, professional schools, especially medical schools, often value a more diverse undergraduate education. For this reason, students who major in secondary education, communications, social and behavioral sciences or other liberal arts disciplines while completing their pre-professional courses are often at a competitive advantage for admission to professional school. By satisfying the program requirements listed below, a student also satisfies the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements listed in the catalog. ✪

Transfer Areas of Interest

  • Dentistry (Pre)
  • Medicine (Pre)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry (Pre)
  • Pharmacy (Pre)
  • Physical Therapy (Pre)
  • Veterinary Medicine (Pre)

General Education Requirements (Min 32 Credits) @


Requirements (Min 28 Credits) @


Suggested Sequences per Semester


First Semester Total - Credit(s): 17 | Contacts: 21


Second Semester


Second Semester Total - Credit(s): 15 | Contacts: 19


Third Semester


  • Credit(s): 4
  • XXXX xxx - Humanities Credit(s): 3 | Contacts: 3 *
  • XXXX xxx - Math Science Elective Credit(s): 3-5 | Contacts: 3-6 **
  • XXXX xxx - Math Science Elective Credit(s): 3-5 | Contacts: 3-6 **

Third Semester Total - Credits: 13-17 | Contacts: 13-19


Fourth Semester


  • XXXX xxx - Humanities Credit(s): 3 | Contacts: 3 *
  • XXXX xxx - Math Science Elective Credit(s): 3-5 | Contacts: 3-6 **
  • XXXX xxx - Math Science Elective Credit(s): 3-5 | Contacts: 3-6 **
  • XXXX xxx - Social & Behavioral Science Credit(s): 3 | Contacts: 3 *
  • XXXX xxx - Approved Elective Credit(s): 3 | Contacts: 3

Fourth Semester Total - Credit(s): 15-19 | Contacts: 15-21


Note(s)


✪ This degree requires fulfillment of the Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education requirements. All courses used to fulfill the MTA must have a grade of “C” or higher.

Actual courses and sequence vary with transfer institution and undergraduate degree specialization. It is in the student’s best interest to review transfer guides for specific university and program requirements. Students should regularly consult their transfer institution as well as their Bay College advisor prior to scheduling courses.

@ Many courses require specific placement scores or prerequisite courses. Students not meeting the prerequisites for their required courses may need to take more time and more credits to fulfill the degree requirements.
* Students must choose courses in Social & Behavioral Sciences and Humanities, each from two different subject areas to meet MTA. See advisor for details.
** Math/Science electives include BIOL 202 , BIOL 213 , BIOL 214 , BIOL 225 , BIOL 226 , 231, 232, BIOL 255 , BIOL 256 , BIOL 270 , BIOL 271 , 272-275, CHEM 201 , CHEM 202 , MATH 142 , PHYS 201 , PHYS 202 , PHYS 205 , and PHYS 206 . Students who are transferring where physical education is required may use up to three elective credits. Some students may be advised to take COMM 103  or COMM 104  in place of a Math/Science elective.

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