Your Curriculum

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

Catalog Year 2014-2015

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 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 10-15 of the printed catalog.

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 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 “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
Eastern Oregon University - .eou.edu/biology/
Oregon Health and Science Univ. - ohsu.edu/xd/education/
Oregon State University - science.orst.edu/majors.html
Portland State University - bio.pdx.edu/
Southern Oregon University - sou.edu/biology/
University of Oregon - biology.uoregon.edu/

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