Associate in Science
PurposeThe 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 OutcomesPlease refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-13 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|
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|
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|
Fall Quarter, Second Year
|PSYC& 100||General Psychology (SS) *||5|
|HUM 110||Ethics & Cultural Values (H)(D)||5|
Winter Quarter, Second Year
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats (M)||OR|
|MATH& 163||Calculus III (M)||5|
|SPEE 110||Prin. of Speech Communication (H)||5|
Spring Quarter, Second Year
|SOC& 101||Intro to Sociology (SS)||5|
|Health & Fitness Distribution (HF)||3|
*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 2013)