2018-2019 Catalog

Pre-Health Sciences, Associate of Science

The Pre-Health Sciences emphasis at Western Wyoming Community College is designed for students seeking transfer to a 4-year university to continue education in health related fields including pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, and pre-veterinary medicine. The Pre-Health Sciences is one of several majors at Western, including Biology Sciences, Chemistry, and Exercise Science, that give the student a solid foundation for transfer to a 4-year program and eventual acceptance into a health professional program. Most colleges today do not have a “pre-med” major and require a student to select a specific major such as Biology, Physiology or Chemistry.  Exercise Science is a closely related major and works well with most Pre-Health career paths and is a great compliment to a student who wants to pursue Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine.  You can find the various program outlines under the “Programs” section of the print and online catalogs. Students are encouraged to check the catalogs of the transfer institutions in which they are interested, and adjust their course choices accordingly.  The following curricula should cover the vast majority of situations students will encounter.  Pre-Pharmacy is listed individually under the Science and Mathematics Program section of the catalog.

The admission and program requirements at the institution to which the student wishes to transfer vary significantly and students should select their coursework and major area of study to best fit their educational goals and the requirements of target institutions. All Pre-Health Science majors need to develop these basic skills:

    1. Ability to find and evaluate scientific information.
    2. Ability to think critically.
    3. Ability to design and implement scientific experiments.
    4. Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and competently.

A degree in Pre-Health Sciences from Western Wyoming Community College provides the dedicated student with a strong scientific background and the tools necessary to successfully pursue a degree in professions in the health sciences. The program is designed as a stepping stone and, while not directly preparing students for employment, will equip students with a foundation to pursue employment in areas of health science including medical doctor, physical therapist, dentist and veterinarian.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

BIOL 1010GENERAL BIOLOGY

4

CHEM 1020GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • MATH 1400 or higher will meet requirement.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

BIOL 2022ANIMAL BIOLOGY

4

CHEM 1030GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

MATH 1405TRIGONOMETRY

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

APPROVED ENGLISH COURSE

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by U.S. to 1865 (HIST 1211), U.S. From 1865 (HIST 1221), Wyoming History (HIST 1251), or American & Wyoming Government (POLS 1000).
  • Approved English Course can be fulfilled by English Composition II (ENGL 1020), Technical Writing (ENGL 2005), or Writing Studies (ENGL 2019).  

  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    CHEM 2320ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

    4

    PHYS 1110GENERAL PHYSICS I

    4

    APPROVED MATH OR SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    1

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • Approved Math or Science Course can be fulfilled by Plant and Fungal Biology (BIOL 2023) or Calculus I (MATH 2200).
  • Health and Human Activity courses are recommended to be fulfilled by Desert Living Skills (PEAC 1296), Hike & Fish (PEAC 1308), Hike-Camp-Fish (PEAC 1309), or Wilderness Navigation (PEAC 2025).
  • Social Science can be fulfilled by Introduction to Geography (G&R 1050), Nutrition (HLED 1140), General Psychology (PSYC 1000), or Macroeconomics (ECON 1010).
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    MOLB 2210GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

    4

    CHEM 2340ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

    4

    PHYS 1120GENERAL PHYSICS II

    4

    APPROVED HUMANITIES/APPLIED ARTS

    3

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Humanities/Applied Arts course can be fulfilled by First Year Spanish I (SPAN 1010), Ethics (PHIL 2300), Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1030), or Public Speaking (COMM 2010). 
  • Total Credit Hours: 64