Pre-Profession

Curriculum SCI.PPO.AS (U230A30)

Pre-professional studies include programs in the health sciences (nutrition, dietetics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical lab technology, nursing), pre-veterinary medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-optometry and pre-chiropractic. Students typically begin a pre-professional program when ready to take RHT 101◊, MAT 111◊, and with the equivalent of at least one unit of high school Biology and one unit of high school Chemistry. To facilitate the transfer of credits to the professional school, the student should contact the school to help coordinate his/her course selection at Triton.

Semester One

Credit Hours

#

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

#

MAT 111

Pre-Calculus

5

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Two

#

BIS 151

Principles of Biology II

4

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

 

 

General education

4

 

 

 

13

Semester Three

#

BIS 240

Human Anatomy and Physiology I1

4

#

CHM 234

Organic Chemistry I1

5

#

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I1

5

 

 

General education

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Four

#

BIS 241

Human Anatomy and Physiology II1

4

#

CHM 235

Organic Chemistry II1

5

#

PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)1

5

 

 

General education

3

 

 

 

17

Optional Semester Five or Summer School

#

CHM 132

Elementary Organic Chemistry

5

#

PHY 102

General Physics (Elect., Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics)1

5

 

 

General education

4-10

 

 

 

9-15

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer school.)

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Pre-profession courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

1Courses may not be required for all of the pre-profession programs and therefore should be coordinated with the transfer school.

The following specialized programs can be started at Triton College and then completed at a four-year college.

Students should meet the general education requirements and recommended course work for Triton and then plan the remainder of their courses according to the four-year college requirements.

Pre-Dentistry

Curriculum SCI.DNT.AS

To be admitted to a college of dentistry, a student should have a minimum of two years of work in liberal arts. Course selections should include strong emphasis in Chemistry, Physics and Biology. The Dental Aptitude Test usually is required of an applicant for admission to dental school.

Pre-Engineering

Curriculum SCI.EGR.AS

Engineers use analytical and technical tools to provide creative yet economic solutions to problems. Degreed engineers have been consistently in demand, commanding the highest starting salaries among college graduates.

Students should note that four-year colleges and universities vary in specific course and transfer requirements. Therefore, it is important that in selecting Triton courses, students should consult a Triton counselor, as well as the catalog and/or admissions advisor at the senior institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended courses:

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

#

CIS 195

Programming for Engineers

3

#

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

#

MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

#

MAT 235

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

3

#

MAT 341

Differential Equations

3

#

PHY 106

General Physics (Mechanics)

4

#

PHY 107

General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism and Thermodynamics)

4

Optional course:

#

PHY 108

General Physics (Waves, Optics, Relativity & Quantum Mechanics)

4

Pre-Forestry

Curriculum SCI.FOR.AS

The first two years of forestry can be taken primarily in Liberal Arts. Science and Mathematics courses should be chosen carefully according to the requirements stated in the four-year college catalog.

Pre-Law

Curriculum SCI.LAW.AS

A College of Law usually has no specific pre-legal course requirements, but prospective law students should choose their pre-legal subjects so as to achieve a well-rounded general education and one that would be relevant to future career interests.

A four-year college degree is usually required to enter a college of law, as is the law school admissions test. Each law school determines its own requirements for grade-point average. It is recommended that a student meet the requirements of either the Liberal Arts or Business Administration curriculum.

Pre-Medicine

Curriculum SCI.MED.AS

Students desiring admission to a college of medicine should have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree or at least 90 semester hours of college work and be eligible for full senior status in college. Their chosen courses should have emphasis in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The medical college admissions test is required by most medical schools.

Pre-Nursing

Curriculum SCI.NUR.AS

A student who plans to get a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing may take the first and/or second years of work in Liberal Arts and should be careful especially in selecting Science courses.

Pre-Nutrition/Dietetics

Curriculum SCI.NTR.AS

Students interested in being a nutritionist or dietician must complete a bachelor's degree in nutrition or dietetics within a CADE-accredited supervised practice program and must successfully pass the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) examination. Students can take this associate degree and then transfer to a university to complete their degree in dietetics or nutrition.

Students should note that four-year colleges and universities vary in specific course and transfer requirements. Therefore, it is important that in selecting Triton courses, students should consult a Triton counselor, as well as the catalog and/or admissions advisor at the senior institution to which transfer is intended.

General Education Requirements:

#

BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

#

CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

#

MAT 124

Finite Mathematics

3

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4

 

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

PHL 105

World Religions

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

#

RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

Program Requirements:

#

BIS 222

Principles of Microbiology

4

#

BIS 240

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

#

BIS 241

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

#

CHM 141

General Chemistry II

5

 

HTH 120

Nutrition Science

3

 

 

Program electives

3

Optional fifth semester or summer school:

#

CHM 234

Organic Chemistry I

5

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

 

 

Program electives (select one):

 

BUS 200

Introduction to Human Resource Management

3

#

CHM 132

Elementary Organic Chemistry

5

 

HTH 202

Culture and Food

3

#

PSY 207

Health Psychology

3

*Choose a Social & Behavioral Science elective that meets the human diversity requirement.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Curriculum SCI.THR.AS

The first two years of occupational therapy can be taken primarily in liberal arts with some specialization according to the requirements stated in the four-year college catalog.

Pre-Optometry

Curriculum SCI.OPT.AS

Admittance to a college of optometry requires a minimum of 60 semester hours and a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all college courses attempted.

These courses should emphasize Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Automatic admission is not implied by the attainment of the minimum requirements set forth in the program.

Pre-Pharmacy

Curriculum SCI.PHR.AS

One year of this curriculum may be taken in liberal arts and the next four years in a College of Pharmacy. Chemistry and Mathematics courses should be included in chosen courses.

Pre-Veterinary

Curriculum SCI.VET.AS

A student usually should present 60 semester hours of acceptable college credit to be admitted to a College of Veterinary Medicine. These courses may be taken in liberal arts and should include emphasis in Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

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