Pre-Medicine Majors

Associate in Science Pathway for Pre-Medicine

This is a typical course schedule for a student planning to complete the AS degree within two years, then transfer and major in a Pre-Medicine related program. See your ECC Academic Advisor to obtain specific requirements as course requirements vary by transfer institution.

Courses marked with * have additional prerequisites

Fall Semester 1 (17 Semester Hours)

  • *BIO 113, Molecular & Cellular Biology (4)
  • *MTH 190, Calculus I (5)
  • ENG 101, English Composition I (3)
  • *CHM 142, General Chemistry I (5)

Spring Semester 2 (17-18 Semester Hours)

  • BIO 114, Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology (4)
  • CHM 143, General Chemistry I (5)
  • MTH 210, Calculus II (5) or MTH 120 Statistics I (4)
  • ENG 102, English Composition II (3)

Fall Semester 3 (15 Semester Hours)

  • CHM 234, Organic Chemistry I (5)
  • BIO 265, Microbiology (4)
  • CMS 101, Fundamentals of Speech (3)
  • Fine Arts Gen Ed (3)

Spring Semester 4 (14 Semester Hours)

  • CHM 235, Organic Chemistry II (5)
  • Behavioral Science Gen Ed (3) Psychology & Sociology recommended
  • Humanities Gen Ed (3)
  • Social Science Gen Ed (3) some schools prefer an ECN course

PHY 101 & 102 General Physics are medical school requirements which can be completed at ECC or during year 3/junior-year courses after transferring.

Note- medical schools have required courses for program entrance, and a variety of undergraduate majors can be tailored to meet med school entrance requirements.

Communications, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Behavioral Science are ideal courses to enroll in during the Summer semester to lighten credit course load during Spring and Fall semesters.

  • ECC and many transfer institutions require a Diversity and/or a Multicultural course as a graduation requirement. Courses that fulfill this requirement at ECC include options in Humanities, Fine Arts, Behavioral Science and Social Science. See your academic advisor or view Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Engineering Science details in the ECC catalog to view options.
  • The Associate in Science & Associate in Engineering Science degrees do not include the entire IAI General Education Common Core (GECC) package. The AS & AES degrees allow for more math & science courses to be completed prior to transferring and better align with transfer institution 4-year plans.
  • Both the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees at ECC can be planned to satisfy Bachelor of Science requirements at 4-year institutions.
  • This plan is a sample pathway, the only way to secure an accurate education plan to the school of your preference is to meet with an academic advisor in B120.

Successfull Pathway Steps

Interested in Medical School?

What are some areas of emphasis in Medicine?

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgery

What careers are similar or related to Medical Doctors/Physicians?

Transfer Students wanting a B.S., M.S., and/or Ph.D./M.D. would likely pursue the Associate in Science at ECC, plan to discuss with your academic advisor.
Helpful resource- Association of American Medical Colleges

Students interested in Healthcare, Medicine, and related careers requiring an AAS degree or VS/BVS certificate at ECC can pursue:

Information from Information from Focus2 and BLS.gov