Pre-Health Professions Emphasis (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine)

Pre-Health students running tests in a lab

Pre-Health Professions Emphasis (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine)

A.S. (TTP)

Expected Hours for A.S. (TTP) Degree

60

What is Pre-Health Professions Emphasis (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine): General Transfer Major?

The Associate of Science in Pre-Health Professions is designed to prepare students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue professional, doctoral-level healthcare careers (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine). Depending on the career, this usually occurs after transferring to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.

What can I do with this degree?

This degree will be part of a pathway leading to a four-year bachelor’s degree, which is usually required in order to apply and gain admission to a professional (Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine), doctoral-level school.  The professional degree is usually is a four-year degree.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

CHEM 1110

General Chemistry I

4

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 1830/1910

Basic Calculus or Calculus I

3-4

HIST 1110

World Civilization

4


Fall Milestones

  • Learning support courses must be completed in order to register for CHEM 1110.
  • Taking MATH 1830 vs. MATH 1910 should depend on the 4-year school requirements and/or professional school requirements/recommendations.
  • MATH 1910 has prerequisites of MATH 1710 OR an ACT Math score of 26 or higher.
  • MATH 1830 has prerequisites of MATH 1630 OR MATH 1710 OR an ACT Math score of 22 or higher.
  • HIST 1110 is the recommended course as part of the History Sequence.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

CHEM 1120

General Chemistry II

4

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamental of Speech Communication

3

HIST 1120

World Civilization

4

HUM 2230

Ethics

3


Spring Milestones

  • HIST 1120 is the recommended course as part of the History Sequence.
  • HUM 2230 is a recommended course to fulfill part of the 9-hour Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

MUS 1030

Music Appreciation

3

BIOL 1110

General Biology I

4

CHEM 2010

Organic Chemistry I

4

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3


Fall Milestones

  • MUS 1030 is a recommended course to fulfill part of the 9-hour Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.
  • Two Natural Science Sequences are required; BIOL 1110/1120 and CHEM 2010/2020 fulfill that requirement. PHYS 2010/2020 could be substituted for either of those sequences.
  • PSYC 1030 is a recommended course to fulfill part of the 6-hour Social/Behavioral Science requirement.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

ENGL 2320

Modern World Literature

3

BIOL 1120

General Biology II

4

CHEM 2020

Organic II

4

SOCI 1010

Sociology I

3


Spring Milestones

  • ENGL 2320 is a recommended course to fulfill part of the 9-hour Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.
  • Complete program test and exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.
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