Pre-Allied Health

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 1105

This major prepares students for transfer into baccalaureate degree majors in allied health fields. These may include: nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, medical technology, or dental hygiene. Students are advised to review the entrance requirements of the baccalaureate institutions. In order to assure that students make proper decisions, advising by the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department is required.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • demonstrate and apply proficiency in the basic sciences including laboratory skills and knowledge of biology.
  • demonstrate and apply proficiency in the basic sciences including laboratory skills and knowledge of chemistry.

Prospective students with inadequate academic preparations should be aware that they may need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for the required courses must be followed.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
BIOL121
Biological Principles I F
4
BIOL122
Biological Principles II F
4
CHEM121
Chemistry I A,F
4
CHEM122
Chemistry II F
4
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
MATH120
College Algebra A,B,F,3
4
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology 4
3
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 4
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking 6
3
Cultural Perspectives D 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge F,5
3
Personal Health D 2
Pre-Allied Health Electives E 18
Total Credit Hours 61

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
MATH120
College Algebra A,B,F,3
4
Pre-Allied Health Elective E 4
Cultural PerspectiveD 3
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course Credits
CHEM121
Chemistry II A,F
4
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
PSYC110
Introduction to PsychologyD
3
Personal Health D 2
Pre-Allied Health Elective E 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
BIOL121
Biological Principles I F
4
CHEM122
Chemistry II F
4
Pre-Allied Health Electives E 8
Total Credit Hours 16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
BIOL122
Biological Principles II F
4
SOCI110
Introduction to Sociology 4
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking 6
2
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge F,5
3
Pre-Allied Health Electives E 3
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required.
B MATH122, MATH125, or MATH140 may be substituted.
C MATH141 may be substituted.
D Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
E Depending on career choice and transfer institution, BIOL228, COMM105, COMM110, CHEM221,CHEM222, CHEM242, BIOL181, BIOL182, BIOT105, BIOT125, MATH115, PHYS106, PHYS107, PSYC180, SOCI120, or courses in mathematics, cultural perspectives, or social perspectives.
FCourse requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies College level Mathematics or Science.
4 Satisfies Social Perspectives.
5 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.
6 Satisfies Creative Expression

Completion of non-degree major is not available in this program.

Credits exceeding the required minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.