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    Palo Alto College
   
 
  Jul 27, 2017
 
 
    
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Palo Alto College Schedule/Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Professional: Associate of Science concentration in Biology, Pre-Professional Emphasis


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The Associate of Science concentration in Biology, Pre-Professional Emphasis provides students a broad foundation in preparation for professional careers in Human Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. Students preparing for careers in these areas will be exposed to a solid foundation of scientific methodology and the fundamental principles of Biology. Students are encouraged to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer for specific requirements in Mathematics and the Sciences.

PAC students interested in pursuing the field of Veterinary Medicine should follow the TAMU/PAC 2+2 Biomedical Sciences degree plan.

Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 61)


Communications (10) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


Additional Communications (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Mathematics (20) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours) *


Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core - 2 courses (8 credit hours) **


Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core 

Creative Arts (50) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from the Creative Arts (50) Core 

American History (60) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the American History (60) Core 

Government/Political Science (70) Core - 2 courses (6 credit hours)


            Select 2 courses from the Government/Political Science (70) Core 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


Select 1 course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core   

Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core - 1 course (3 credit hours)


            Select 1 course from Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core 

NOTES:


*Students should check with the university to which they plan to transfer to confirm the upper level math requirements and to ensure that appropriate courses are selected at PAC that will apply to the baccalaureate degree.

**6 Credit Hours are applied to the core for graduation; however, STEM students transferring to universities must take both the lecture and lab components of their Natural Science Courses.

***Students should check with the transfer university regarding the best upper level science credits to take for seamless transfer.

CIP Code: 51.1100
Major Code: BIOP

 

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