SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Pre-Dentistry/Pre-Medicine

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Program Description

Salt Lake Community College offers most, if not all, the courses needed in the freshman and sophomore years of pre-professional programs such as pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, physician assistant, and pre-veterinarian.

Requirements for these programs vary from college to college. Programs listed below are examples only. They are best estimates of what most colleges require. Students should check with the advisor of the program to which they wish to transfer for full details. This is important to avoid taking unnecessary courses or missing important requirements.

Associate of Science degrees are not offered in any pre-professional program. Possible AS degrees for pre-professional students are General Studies, Biology, Chemistry or Physical Science. Students should consult an academic advisor to determine which AS degree is best suited to their needs.

Pre-Dentistry Or Pre-Medicine

The completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for entrance into medical school.  A bachelor’s degree is not required for dental school, but is highly recommended.

Required Courses

Biology: One or more academic years with related labs which may include:

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BIOL 1610

College Biology I

4

A

RDG 0990; MATH 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Coreq: BIOL 1615

BIOL 1615

College Biology Lab I

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1610

BIOL 1620

College Biology II

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 1625

BIOL 1625

College Biology Lab II

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 1620

BIOL 2020

Cell Biology

4

F, Sp

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2025

BIOL 2025

Cell Biology Lab

0

F, Sp

Coreq: BIOL 2020

BIOL 2060

Microbiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better.  Coreq: BIOL 2065

BIOL 2065

Microbiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2060

BIOL 2320

Human Anatomy

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better. Coreq: BIOL 2325

BIOL 2325

Human Anatomy Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2320

BIOL 2420

Human Physiology

4

A

BIOL 1610 w/C grade or better AND CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1210. Coreq: BIOL 2425

BIOL 2425

Human Physiology Lab

0

A

Coreq: BIOL 2420

Note: A cell biology course is strongly recommended.

Chemistry: Two academic years with related labs which may include:

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHEM 1210

Gen Chem I

4

F,Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chem Lab I

1

F,Sp

Math 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score.  Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1220

Gen Chem II

4

Sp,Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

Gen Chem Lab II

1

Sp,Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220

CHEM 2310

Organic Chem I

4

F,Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

Organic Chem Lab I

1

F,Sp

CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2310

CHEM 2320

Organic Chem II

4

Sp,Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

Organic Chem Lab II

1

Sp,Su

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2320

English/Communication: One academic year of composition and/or speech which may include:

Course

 Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermed Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking

3

A

 

Humanities And/Or Social Sciences: One course

Mathematics

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1050

College Algebra

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1060

Trigonometry

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1210

Calculus I

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1060 or 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

A

Within the last year Math 1210 w/C grade or better

NOTE: Most dental and medical schools favor a full year of calculus.

Physics: one academic year with related labs which may include:

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

PHYS 2010

College Physics I

4

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2015

PHYS 2015

College Physics Lab I

1

A

MATH 1060 or 1080. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2010

PHYS 2020

College Physics II

4

A

PHYS 2010. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2025

PHYS 2025

College Physics Lab II

1

A

PHYS 2010. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2020

OR

PHYS 2210

Physics Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics Sci & Eng Lab I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

PHYS 2220

Physics Sci & Eng II

4

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

PHYS 2225

Physics Sci & Eng Lab II

1

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2220

Social Science: One course

Pre-Professional Dept.
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