Students interested in pursuing professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine are required to complete a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related area, including any of the biological or physical sciences. To provide a solid foundation for bachelor’s degree work, students are encouraged to complete the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with an emphasis on biological-science coursework. Students should consult with their assigned academic advisors to choose the academic pathway that best supports their career goals.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
Students may transfer to a baccalaureate institution without the AAOT; however, completion of this degree guarantees that a student will transfer to an Oregon public university with junior standing and that all lower-division general education coursework is complete. Students should speak with their assigned advisors to choose the most appropriate pathway/major that will best support their academic and career goals.
All Oregon public universities have coursework and offer majors appropriate for students interested in gaining admission to medical, veterinary or dental programs. These include Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University.
BI 211 Principles of Biology, BI 212 Principles of Biology, and BI 213 Principles of Biology should be taken at the same institution to avoid transfer issues; see advisor for details.
Oregon State University recommends COMM 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking, WR 227 Technical Writing, and HHP 295 Health and Fitness from the recommended foundational curriculum options.
University of Oregon recommends WR 122 Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition from the recommended foundational curriculum options.
Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, and Southern Oregon University recommend MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I as an elective.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.