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Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Optometry

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in General Studies for students transferring into the following 4-year program:

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer

Academic Advisor: Dr. Doris Daniels

The following program provides a foundation of general education while fulfilling prerequisites for the study of medicine. Students should check specific requirements of the four-year college where they plan to transfer and specific requirements of the medical college(s) where they plan to apply for admission. Students should select honors courses whenever they are offered.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements (12 credit hours):
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH0120 Calculus I (Non-Engineering)**
3
Total
12
 
Humanities Requirements:
  Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
  Social Science Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirements:
BIOL0121 General Biology
5
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab*
5
Total
10
   
Total General Education Requirements
29-31
 
Pre-Medical/Optometry Requirements
BIOL0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology
5
BIOL0261 Microbiology*
3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory*
2
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab*
5
CHEM0211 Organic Chemistry I*
3
CHEM0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab*
2
CHEM0212 Organic Chemistry II*
3
CHEM0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab*
2
NASC0231 General Physics I*
5
NASC0232 General Physics II*
5
Total
35
 
Total for an Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental/Pre-Optometry Degree:
64-66

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.