Your Curriculum

Pre-Professional
(Medicine, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine)

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Pre-Medicine: Lee Mitchell:
503-491-7441
Room AC2595
Lee.Mitchell@mhcc.edu

Pre-Veterinarian: Lee Mitchell: 503-491-7441
Room AC2595
Lee.Mitchell@mhcc.edu

Pre-Pharmacy: Dr. Joyce Sherpa: 503-491-7443
Room AC2565
Joyce.Sherpa@mhcc.edu

Pre-Dental: Lee Mitchell: 503-491-7441
Room AC2595
Lee.Mitchell@mhcc.edu 

Many students plan to seek admission to health-related professional schools that provide advanced degrees in specialties such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. The Science division provides a complete array of courses that are required by professional schools for admittance.

Curricular Outcomes
At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific biological concepts
  • Demonstrate the ability to ask and answer questions using the scientific method by collecting and analyzing data during scientific investigations
  • Select, evaluate and utilize discipline-specific information and literature to explore topics
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate scientific information
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between science and society

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in a pre-professional program at a college or university. To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-17.

Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

  • Contact the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Consult with a faculty adviser or the MHCC Academic Advising and Transfer Center early to develop an educational plan.

Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH221 General Chemistry I
5
MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
4
PH201 General Physics I or PH211 General Physics with Calculus I
5
WR121 English Composition
4
   
18
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH222 General Chemistry II
5
MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
4
PH202 General Physics II or PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
5
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking
4
   
18
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
CH223 General Chemistry III
5
PH203 General Physics III or PH213 General Physics with Calculus III
5
  Humanities requirement1
3-4
   
13-14
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI211 Principles of Biology I
5
CH241 Organic Chemistry I2
5
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
4
  Social Science requirement1
3-4
   
17-18
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI212 Principles of Biology II
5
CH242 Organic Chemistry II2
5
  Computer Literacy requirement1
1
  Social Science requirement1
3-4
   
14-15
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number Course Title Credits
BI213 Principles of Biology III
5
CH243 Organic Chemistry III2
5
  Health and Physical Education requirement1
3
  Humanities requirement1
3-4
   
16-17

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 16.
2 This sequence replaces the 300-level Organic Chemistry requirement at colleges and universities. With an acceptable score on the ACS National Exam and a minimum of a "C" or better in each course, this sequence transfers as 11-15 credits of 300-level coursework to all OUS schools.

Transfer Schools' Web Links
School Link
Eastern Oregon University eou.edu/biology
Oregon Health & Science University ohsu.edu/xd/education
Oregon State University science.oregonstate.edu/node/113
Portland State University pdx.edu/biology
Southern Oregon University sou.edu/biology
University of Oregon biology.uoregon.edu
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