Your Curriculum

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

Catalog Year 2013-2014

MHCC Faculty Advisers:

Pre-Medicine:
Lee Mitchell: 503-491-7441 - Room AC 2595
Lee. Mitchell@mhcc.edu

Pre-Veterinarian:
Lee Mitchell: 503-491-7441 - Room AC 2595
Lee.Mitchell@mhcc.edu

Pre-Pharmacy:
Dr. Joyce Sherpa: 503-491-7443 - Room AC 2565
Joyce.Sherpa@mhcc.edu

Pre-Dental:
Dr. Jeff Brunner 503-491-6915 - Room AC 2731
brunnerjh@yahoo.com

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 Division of Science provides a complete array of courses that are required by professional schools for admittance.

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

  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific biological concepts
  • Demonstrate the ability to ask and answer questions using the scientific method
  • Demonstrate an ability to collect, process and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Select and use appropriate equipment to conduct field and laboratory investigations
  • Demonstrate an ability to conduct field and laboratory exercises independently and in groups
  • Select, evaluate, and utilize discipline-specific scholarly material
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate biological information in written and/or oral form to practitioners and the public.

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 10-15 of the printed catalog.

Students receiving financial aid must be certificate or degree seeking and must follow 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 that 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 ā€“ Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

First Quarter 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
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
CH223 General Chemistry III 5
PH203 General Physics III or
PH213 General Physics with Calculus III
5
  Humanities Requirement 1 3-4
13-14
Fourth Quarter
BI211 Principles of Biology I 5
CH241 Organic Chemistry I 2 5
SP111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
  Social Science Requirement 1 3-4
17-18
Fifth Quarter
BI212 Principles of Biology II 5
CH242 Organic Chemistry II 2 5
  Computer Literacy requirement1 1
  Social Science Requirements 1 3-4
14-15
Sixth Quarter
BI213 Principles of Biology III 5
CH243 Organic Chemistry III 2 5
  Health & Physical Education Requirement 1 3
  Humanities Requirement 1 3-4
16-17

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to degree requirements, page 14 of the printed catalog.
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 ā€œCā€ or better in each course, this sequence transfers as 11-15 credits of 300-level coursework to all OUS schools.

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Eastern Oregon University - http://www.eou.edu/biology/
Oregon Health and Science Univ. - http:/www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/
Oregon State University - http://www.science.orst.edu/majors.html
Portland State University - http://www.bio.pdx.edu/
Southern Oregon University -http://www.sou.edu/biology/
University of Oregon - http://biology.uoregon.edu/

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