Biology Chemistry Preprofessional

Associate in Science

Interested in a career in the medical, dentistry, physical therapy or veterinary fields? Our program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the biological and physical sciences, as well as sound knowledge of mathematics, genetics and microbiology. Graduating students will be well prepared for entry into a corresponding program at a 4-year institution.

Our Pre-Professional option prepares you for advanced studies at a 4-year institution. Students who obtain an Associate’s Degree may pursue careers such as, but not limited to, medical assistants, dental assistants, phlebotomists or pharmacy technicians.

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    “I have always loved science and I knew since starting college, I wanted to make science a part of my profession. During my time in completing both my associate and bachelor’s degrees, I learned a lot about the scientific field. But most interesting and eye-opening, I was taught that my major could result in many different career paths.

    “I love having options to utilize my degree in the way I believe is right for me. Different career paths with my degree included me to go into research, work in a scientific business setting, or even choosing to pursue a career into teaching/education. This major has shown me the possibilities I can take with the knowledge I have gained over the past four years. My undergraduate career taught me to be open-minded about the possibilities that are before me. This major has brought opportunities that I didn’t believe would be possible. It enabled me to grow and learn, and has resulted in me finding the field that I love.

    “Currently I am taking part in a fellowship at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, conducting research in pharmaceutical analysis with the focus on alcohol-use disorder. Also, I am planning to work towards a master’s degree in the near future and to pursue a full-time profession. Completing my bachelor’s degree is just the beginning and I am looking forward to what’s next in store for my future.”

    -- Katelyn Good, graduating class of 2017

    Students have successfully transferred to:

    • Arcadia University
    • Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
    • Rowan University
    • Rutgers University - New Brunswick

    Students who complete the Biology/Chemistry, Associate of Science program who go on to earn a bachelor degree may find employment in occupations such as:

    • Natural Sciences Managers
    • Clinical Research Coordinators
    • Chemical Engineers
    • Biochemical Engineers
    • Food Scientists and Technologists
    • Soil and Plant Scientists
    • Biochemists and Biophysicists
    • Chemists
    • Materials Scientists
    • Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
    • Chemical Technicians
    • Geological Sample Test Technicians
    • Forensic Science Technicians
    • Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
    • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
    • Museum Technicians and Conservators
    FIRST SEMESTER
    Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
    BIO101 General Biology I 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    CHM101 College Chemistry I 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    ENG101 English Composition I 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    HUM/SOC-ELEC Humanities/Social Science Elective 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    Subtotal: $3,158.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    SECOND SEMESTER
    Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
    BIO102 General Biology II 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    CHM102 College Chemistry II 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    ENG102 English Composition II 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    ETH200 Ethics in the Modern World 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    PSY101 General Psychology 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    Subtotal: $3,773.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    THIRD SEMESTER
    Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
    CHM201 Organic Chemistry I 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    ENG202 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    MAT231 Calculus I 4 $0.00 $820.00 $820.00
    PHY101 Physics I 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    Subtotal: $3,363.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    FOURTH SEMESTER
    Course Code Course Name Credits Fee Tuition Total
    BIO230 Genetics 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    CHM205 Organic Chemistry II 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    MAT201 Statistics 3 $0.00 $615.00 $615.00
    PHY102 Physics II 4 $144.00 $820.00 $964.00
    Subtotal: $3,158.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

     

    Total Program Cost: $13,452.00*

    * - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.
    ** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.