Pre-Health Professions Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Dr. Richard Coppings
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50320
rcoppings@jscc.edu

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Science in Pre-Health Professions is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in a community college setting. Our students have the opportunity to work closely with science faculty, have ample access to science labs, and should be well prepared to continue their education at a university. Students seeking careers in dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine should choose this pathway.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Natural Science Requirement
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II

Choose ONE Mathematics Course
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements
Choose Two of the following Three sequences
BIOL 1110 General Biology I and BIOL 1120 General Biology II
CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 2020 Organic Chemistry II
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I and PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
Three (3) hours of general electives

The Associate of Science: Pre-Health Professions requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co- requisites.