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Associate in Science


The Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry program is intended for persons who wish to prepare for a career in a medical profession. Medical schools do not give higher priority to a given major field of study when selecting candidates. You are therefore encouraged to formulate a program of study which is scholastically challenging and which can be the basis for a future career or for graduate study in the event you are not admitted to a medical school. The program outlined below provides a solid foundation in the natural and physical science. If you complete this program of study, you are reasonably assured of being able to transfer with junior standing to most four-year colleges and universities in Washington State. You are urged to consult with your advisor as you plan your curriculum and select electives. This will allow your advisor to coordinate your program with the requirements of your intended major at the institution to which you expect to transfer.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Fall Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution (S) OR
PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (S) 5
CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab (S) 6
ENGL& 101 Composition I (C) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular (S) OR
PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S) 5
CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 223 Majors Organismal Phys (S) OR
PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III (S) 5
CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/lab III (S) 6
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

Biology/Chemistry/Physics sequence*** 5-6
PSYC& 100 General Psychology (SS) * 5
HUM 110 Ethics & Cultural Values (H)(D) 5
  Total Credits 15-16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

Biology/Chemistry/Physics sequence*** 5-6
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) OR
MATH& 163 Calculus III (M) 5
SPEE 110 Prin. of Speech Communication (H) 5
  Total Credits 15-16

Spring Quarter, Second Year

Biology/Chemistry/Physics sequence*** 5-6
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology (SS) 5
Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Total Credits 13-14

*Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

Science electives: BIOL& 221, 222, 223 Majors; BIOL& 241, 242, 243 Human A & P w/lab I-III; BIOL& 260 Microbiology; CHEM& 261, 262, 263 Organic Chemistry w/lab I-III; PHYS& 221, 222, 223 Engineering Physics I-III.

**Some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus.

***Biology majors should select Organic Chemistry or Physics for second year sequence.

Updated 2014