Oct 13, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Pre-Professional Health Sciences A.S., Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option


If you are a full-time student and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)  
A grade of ‘C’ or better is needed to progress into other BIOL courses. 
4
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
General Education Humanities Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for the course list. 3
MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A) 
A grade of “C” or better is needed to progress into CHEM and PHYS courses. Another higher-level math course may be completed based on student ACT or placement test score.
3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1604 - Zoology (L)   4
CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I (L)   5
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1415 - General Chemistry II (L)   5
General Education Required Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). PSYC 1113 is recommended. 3
MATH 2193 - Elementary Statistics  or MATH 2523 - Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences  
Elementary Statistics is recommended.  Select course appropriate for your intended transfer institution after consulting with an academic advisor.
3
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)   4
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2164 - Microbiology (L)   4
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
General Education Humanities Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for the course list. 3
PHYS 1214 - General Physics II (L)   4
Total Credit Hours 14

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.  

Transfer Information

To become a veterinarian, a student must eventually earn a graduate degree from a professional school.  Although professional schools do not stipulate specific undergraduate degrees required for admission, a strong science background is always required. Successful candidates are those who are very strong in the mathematical, physical and biological sciences as well as in a broad range of social sciences and the humanities. Admittance to most graduate programs will require four semesters of chemistry, two semesters of physics, three semesters of biology, two or three semesters of English, and a high score on a standardized exam as well as volunteer work in a clinical setting or shadowing a medical professional. Contact the professional school to determine specific admission requirements.

This degree will transfer seamlessly to Rogers State University. Every class within this degree that you have completed at TCC will transfer to RSU. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to assist in selecting elective courses that will apply to the desired program of study at the transfer institution. Although you can transfer to RSU at any time, the smoothest transition occurs if you have earned or will earn an associate degree from TCC because your degree will satisfy the general education requirements at RSU.