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Lake Superior State University

Pre-Professional Sciences

Program Description

The associate degree in Pre-Professional Sciences prepares students for working in a health-related field such as medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, veterinary, pharmacy, and physician assistant.  The degree combines theory and science concepts buiding on a core of biology and chemistry classes, along with hands-on experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratories.  The program is an excellent preparation for students who wish to seek employment as a laboratory technician, consultant, or a science researcher.  It is also excellent preparation for students who intend on applying to professional and graduate school and includes coursework that is required and/or highly desired by those programs.

Degree Requirements

Biology & Chemistry (38 credits)

  • BIOL121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
  • BIOL122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  • BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4
  • BIOL132 General Biology: General Biology: Organisms 4
  • BIOL204 General Microbiology 4
  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • CHEM116 General Chemistry II 5
  • CHEM225 Organic Chemistry I 4
  • CHEM326 Organic Chemistry II 4

Support Courses (27 credits)

  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • COMM101 Fund/Speech Communication 3
  • MATH111 College Algebra 3
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3
  • PHYS221 Principles of Physics I 4
  • PHYS222 Principles of Physics II 4
  • PHYS231 Applied Phys Engineer/Scientist I 4
  • PHYS232 Applied Phys Engineer/Scientist II 4

Select one Social Science Elective (4 credits)

  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
  • SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology 4


General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.

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