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2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Science, A.S.

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Students planning to transfer for professional study in pharmacy, physical therapy, mortuary science, and nursing may complete initial requirements toward these studies and earn an A.S. degree on completion of an approved 60 credit hour program. Students planning such a transfer should obtain information on requirements from the school to which they plan to transfer and work closely with the Coordinator of the Pre-Professional Science program to work out an approved course of study.

Pre-Professional Science Requirements: 30 Credit Hours

Liberal Arts: 16-17 Credit Hours

General and Approved Electives: 13-14 Credit Hours

Total for Degree: 60 Credit Hours

Completion of science and liberal arts requirements are necessary for admission into health professional schools.

Many schools of optometry, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, pharmacy, mortuary science, and veterinary medicine accept applications from students who are completing their sophomore year of college and all of the science and liberal arts requirements. There is a trend developing among some of these professional schools torequire or prefer more extensive preparation than two years of college. Requirements differ from school to school in these pre-professional areas. Therefore, students planning to transfer to one of these professional schools should make an appointment with a science advisor as soon as possible during orientation or the first session of class work.

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