Pre-Health Professional Concentration, Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science

(Pre-Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Pre-Dental Hygiene, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medical Technology, Pre-Medical, Pre-Mortuary Science, Trinity Pre-Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary)

General Education Requirements for Pre-Health

Choose from the General Education Requirements according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. The recommended General Education courses for this concentration include the following:

Natural Sciences:

  • BIO:114 General Biology IA, 4 credits
  • CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I, 4 - 5 credits


  • MAT:140 Finite Math, 3 credits OR
  • MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits


Concentration Electives for Pre-Health 

Pre-Health Professional requirements vary depending on the transfer institution. It is important to plan your course selection carefully with both your community college advisor and your intended transfer institution. Choose elective courses as needed to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate Degree.

Recommended Electives

  • BIO:115 General Biology IIA, 4 credits
  • BIO:151 Nutrition, 3 credits
  • BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab, 4 credits
  • BIO:173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab, 4 credits
  • BIO:186 Microbiology, 4 credits
  • CHM:175/176 General Chemistry II, 4-5 credits
  • CHM:261/263 Organic Chemistry I, 4-5 credits
  • CHM:271/273 Organic Chemistry II, 4-5 credits
  • MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits
  • PHY:162 College Physics I, 4 credits
  • PHY:172 College Physics II, 4 credits


Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College