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.

Biology Chemistry Preprofessional
    Katelyn Good, graduating class of 2017

    “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
    Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
    BIO101General Biology I4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    CHM101College Chemistry I4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    HUM/SOC-ELECHumanities/Social Science Elective3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    Subtotal: $3,158.00*
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.


    Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
    BIO102General Biology II4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    CHM102College Chemistry II4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    ETH200Ethics in the Modern World3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    PSY101General Psychology3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.


    Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
    CHM201Organic Chemistry I4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    ENG202Introduction to Speech Communication3$0.00$615.00$615.00
    MAT231Calculus I4$0.00$820.00$820.00
    PHY101Physics I4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    * - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.


    Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
    CHM205Organic Chemistry II4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    PHY102Physics II4$144.00$820.00$964.00
    * - 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.