Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental

Suggested courses are those that are required to be completed before a student sits for the MCAT and DAT (medical and dental school entrance exams).  A regular program of study in one of the established academic fields is generally recommended as the best preparation. Although a major in any academic field is usually acceptable, majors in biology and chemistry are especially suitable since major requirements in these fields overlap with pre-professional requirements.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
MATH 223
or
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II 
or
4
MATH 211 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS  4
BIOL 160 BIOPRINCIPLES I  4
BIOL 161 BIOPRINCIPLES II  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
HUMANITIES  3
FINE ARTS  3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
CHEM 220 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  5
CHEM 230 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  4
PHYS 120 GENERAL PHYSICS  5
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS  5

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MATH 222; CHEM 130; BIOL 160; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1MATH 223 or MATH 211; CHEM 132; BIOL 161; ENGL 111; Fine Arts
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; CHEM 220; PHYS 120; PSY 110
Spring Semester 2CHEM 230; PHYS 121; SOC 110; Humanites

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309) 694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training