Pre-Professional Science

Pre-Professional Science

B.S. Degree

The Pre-Professional Science curriculum permits maximum flexibility for a student with specific professional goals in science.  Beyond the basic required courses, a student may develop a program of study with a specific emphasis or a broad introduction to several fields of science.  This curriculum is particularly appropriate for students in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary science, for students interested in physical therapy or sports medicine, and for students interested in teaching more than one science at the secondary level.  Also, this major can be adapted for the specific needs of those students interested in interdisciplinary graduate programs in the life or physical sciences.
Ferrum College has Articulation Agreements with the following colleges and universities:

   Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
   New York College of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

    The Experiential Component (requirement of the major) can be met by successfully completing the following:

       CHM 103, 104, 301, 302
       PHY 203, 204
       BIO 201/ 301/ 254
       BIO 202/ 305/ 306

      Degree Specific Requirements

         BIO 101 General Biology 4
         MTH 208 Statistics or ESC 215 Quantitative Environmental Methods and Statistics 3/4

        Required Courses (42 hours)

           BIO 201 Vertebrate Zoology or 301 Invertebrate Zoology or 254 Human Anatomy 4
           BIO 202 Plant Science or 305 Genetics or 306 Nonvascular Plants and Fungi 4
           CHM 103, 104 General Chemistry 8
           CHM 301, 302 Organic Chemistry 8
           PHY 203, 204 Fundamentals of Physics 8
           MTH 211, Calculus I 4
           NSM 307 Junior Seminar 2
           NSM 497, 498 Senior Seminar and Presentation 4

          Elective Courses
          13 additional credit hours approved by the student’s advisor and School Dean no later than the fall of the student’s junior year.  At least 9 hours must be taken at the 300-400 level.

          Total Hours Required in Major    55