2020-2021 Catalog

Pre-Medical Sciences, Associate of Science

The Pre-Medical 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-Medical 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-Medical 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-Medical 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-Medical 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:16-18

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • MATH 1400 or higher will meet requirement.

  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.

  • Health and Human Activity (PEAC) or Topics courses will fulfill this requirement; see your advisor for information on the topics courses.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

STAT 2050FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

4

CHEM 1030GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

MATH 1405TRIGONOMETRY

3

APPROVED ENGLISH COURSE

3

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST 1251, or POLS 1000.
  • Approved English Course can be fulfilled by English Composition II (ENGL 1020), Technical Writing (ENGL 2005), or Writing Studies (ENGL 2019).
  • MATH 1405 or higher.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    3

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    1

    MATH OR LAB SCIENCE

    12

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    APPROVED HUMANITIES/APPLIED ARTS

    3

    MATH OR LAB SCIENCE

    12

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

     

    Total Credit Hours: 64-66