Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental

Associate in Science (Transfer)

Healthcare careers require a deep understanding of the basic sciences, and ICC is the perfect place to begin your education. With affordable tuition, small class sizes, and top-notch instructors, you can excel in these classes and lab experiences. After graduation, you’re well-prepared for your future education, including professional school.

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Learn the foundational principles of biology, build skills to operate successfully in the lab, and gain experience conducting biological research, writing scientific papers, and working in teams. After graduation, competitively transfer to a four-year college or university in a variety of pre-professional fields and continue into a school of medicine or dental medicine.  

A Quality Education

Our state-of-the-art health teaching facilities mean you’ll have the best preparation for your advanced education.

Get Involved

Network with fellow students from across ICC’s health programs in the Pre-Health Club.

Career Opportunities

Dentist, Doctor, Oral Surgeon, Obstetrician, Orthodontist, Pediatrician, Medical Researcher, Anesthesiologist, Immunologist, and more.


21 Months

If full time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
Audra Burkhead
Driving Educational Equity: Dual Credit Expansion and Virtual Reality EMT Training
First-Generation Student Success

Biology is an absolutely gigantic field – you can specialize in ancient life, current biodiversity, microscopic life, giant organisms, quantum biology, molecular biology, forensic science, medicine, cell biology, systems biology, environmental biology, exobiology – there’s a place for every interest in this field.

Jen Fenner, Professor, Biology
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How Do I Get Into the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Program?

Through our pre-health programs, you’ll gain a robust understanding of the foundational principles of biology, skills in operating successfully in the biology laboratory, and experiences with conducting biological research, writing scientific manuscripts, and working with teams.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm