Pre-Professional Sciences, Associate
The associate degree in Pre-Professional Sciences prepares students for working in a health-related field such as medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, veterinary, pharmacy, and physician assistant. The degree combines theory and science concepts building on a core of biology and chemistry classes, along with hands-on experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratories. The program is an excellent preparation for students who wish to seek employment as a laboratory technician, consultant, or a science researcher. It is also excellent preparation for students who intend on applying to professional and graduate school and includes coursework that is required and/or highly desired by those programs.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Have practical and theoretical knowledge of biology and chemistry.
- Have lab experience and competence in use of basic instrumentation and safe practices.
- Research and synthesize the scientific literature for information relevant to a current scientific investigation.
- Design and conduct a scientific investigation of a testable hypothesis or methodology using appropriate tools and techniques.
|Biology & Chemistry|
|BIOL 121||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 122||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|BIOL 131||General Biology: Cells||4|
|BIOL 132||General Biology: Organisms||4|
|BIOL 204||General Microbiology||4|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 116||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 225||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 326||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|ENGL 110||First-Year Composition I||3|
|ENGL 111||First-Year Composition II||3|
|COMM 101||Fund/Speech Communication||3|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|MATH 207||Prin of Statistical Methods||3|
|Select one of the following sequences:||8|
|Principles of Physics I|
and Principles of Physics II
|Appl Phys Engineer/Scientist I|
and App Phy Engineer Scientist II
|Social Science Elective|
|PSYC 101||Intro to Psychological Science||4|
|or SOCY 101||Introduction to Sociology|
General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.