Pre-Medicine - Science with Chemistry Concentration Program
 > Pre-Medicine - Science with Chemistry Concentration Program

Pre-Medicine (Chemistry)

Associate in Science

Minimum of Minimum of 61-64 Credits credit hours
If you want to be challenged every day, have an abundance of career opportunities and join a profession where you can truly have a chance to make a difference, the field of medicine could be a perfect choice for you. At Oklahoma City Community College, you can earn an associate degree in chemistry with a pre-medicine option. This will allow you to transfer to a four-year college or university so that you can complete any remaining prerequisites before you apply to a college of medicine. With a medical degree, you could eventually become a general practitioner, a specialist physician, a surgeon, a researcher or a teacher – just to name a few. And, beyond the immense satisfaction of making a positive difference in people’s lives, the rewards include financial stability, recognition among your peers and the ability to build lasting relationships with your patients.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1124 General Biology I (Majors) 4 Gen Ed  
    CHEM 1115 General Chemistry I 5 Gen Ed
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences 3 Gen Ed
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    CHEM 1215 General Chemistry II 5 Major
    MATH 1613 Trigonometry  or Gen Ed  
    MATH 1743 Calculus I for Business, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences  or Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed  
    PHYS 1114 College Physics I 4 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry I 4 Major C
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    PSY 1113 General Psychology  or Gen Ed  
    SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology 3 Gen Ed  
    CH PM SUPP ELEC Pre-Med Support Electives  5-8 Support  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1877  or Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History 1877 to Present 3 Gen Ed  
    CHEM 2124 Organic Chemistry II 4 Major
    CHEM 2122 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 Major
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (15 credit hours) CHEM 1215 (C); CHEM 2114 (C); CHEM 2122 (C); CHEM 2124 (C)

    General Education Courses: (40 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; (C) Chemistry: CHEM 1115; Physics: PHYS 1114; Biological Science: BIO 1124; Humanities: Six credit hours; Social Sciences: PSY 1113 or SOC 1113; Mathematics: MATH 1513 (C); MATH 1613; MATH 1743; MATH 2013

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (5-8 credit hours) Five to eight credit hours chosen from the following approved support courses: BIO 1134, BIO 2125, BIO 2215, BIO 2203, BIO 2234, BIO 2255, BIOT 1011, BIOT 1022, CHEM 2990, COM 2213, CS 1143, CS 2163, CS 2363, ECON 2123, ECON 2143, ENGL 1233, ANY ENGR, MATH 2013, MATH 2123, MATH 2314, MATH 2413, MATH 1533, MATH 2014, MATH 2214, PHYS 1214, PHYS 2114, or ENGL 2143.

    (C) A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved. 

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See the front general section for information and requirements about University Parallel/Transfer Programs.

    (C) Indicates a grade of "C" or higher must be achieved.

     

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO 1124 - General Biology I (Majors)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score.
    4CREDITS

    An introductory course required for all biological science majors and pre-health profession students. The fundamental principles of biology are described using a cellular approach. Students gain knowledge regarding the chemical basis of life, structural characteristics of cells to include a discussion of energetics, metabolism and genetics. Evolution and ecology are also discussed in order to provide an understanding of both the diversity of living organisms and the living world. Students recognize, discuss and correctly apply fundamental biological principles influencing their personal relationship with other life forms. A discussion of the scientific method, logical (deductive) reasoning, hypothesis testing and some common fallacies and misconceptions that cloud scientific explanations of the natural world are included. Laboratory work, an integral and required part of the course, will enhance the student’s understanding of fundamental biological concepts as well as scientific procedures, laboratory technical skills, dissection and statistical analysis.

    Chemistry

    CHEM 1115 - General Chemistry I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 1513 or MATH 1533, or both MATH 0403 and High School Chemistry or CHEM 1123. A grade of
    5CREDITS

    This course is designed for science and engineering majors. The course covers nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, acid/base and other aqueous reactions, states of matter, phase changes, gas laws, and an introduction to thermochemistry. Laboratory experience is an integral part of the course.

    CHEM 1215 - General Chemistry II
    Prerequisites: CHEM 1115 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 1513 or MATH 1533 with a grade of “C” or better.
    5CREDITS

    This course is a continuation of CHEM 1115 with emphasis on thermochemistry, intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, acid/base properties, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. Laboratory is an integral part of the course.

    CHEM 2114 - Organic Chemistry I
    Prerequisites: CHEM 1215 with a grade of “C” or better.
    4CREDITS

    This course is the first of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for science and chemical engineering majors as well as students seeking to enter the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Students will master the fundamental concepts of structure, functional groups, and reactions of aliphatic compounds along with selected reaction mechanisms.

    CHEM 2122 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    Prerequisites: CHEM 2124 with a grade of “C” or better.
    2CREDITS

    This laboratory course is intended for science and chemical engineering majors as well as students seeking to enter the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Students will master common laboratory techniques used to synthesize, separate, purify, and characterize organic compounds.

    CHEM 2124 - Organic Chemistry II
    Prerequisites: CHEM 2114 with a grade of “C” or better.
    4CREDITS

    This course is the second of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for science and chemical engineering majors as well as students seeking to enter the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Students will master the concepts of structural theory, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of the principal functional groups of organic compounds which were not included in the first course.

    Electives

    CH PM SUPP ELEC - Pre-Med Support Electives
    Prerequisites: None
    5-8CREDITS

    Five to eight credit hours chosen from the following approved support courses: BIO 1134, BIO 2125, BIO 2215, BIO 2203, BIO 2234, BIO 2255, BIOT 1011, BIOT 1022, CHEM 2990, COM 2213, CS 1143, CS 2163, CS 2363, ECON 2123, ECON 2143, ENGL 1233, ANY ENGR, MATH 2013, MATH 2123, MATH 2314, MATH 2413, MATH 1533, MATH 2014, MATH 2214, PHYS 1214, PHYS 2114, or ENGL 2143.

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to 1877
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History 1877 to Present
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1877 to the present in such areas as geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 1613 - Trigonometry
    Prerequisites: Pre or Corequisite: MATH 1513 or MATH 1533 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will evaluate trigonometric functions and their inverses, graph trigonometric functions, prove trigonometric identities, solve trigonometric equations, solve problems involving triangles and indirect measurement, use trigonometric forms of complex numbers, and identify and graph polar curves.

    MATH 1743 - Calculus I for Business, Life Sciences, and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 1513 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    This is the first of a two-semester sequence in elementary calculus in which students use the concepts of differential and integral calculus to solve theoretical and applied problems in business, life sciences, and social sciences.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Physics

    PHYS 1114 - College Physics I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures and MATH 1513 or higher or APPM 1223, within the last two years or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    4CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate their understanding of useful concepts of kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum, waves and sound, fluids and thermodynamics by (1) developing numerical and graphical descriptions of physical phenomena, (2) numerically predicting the results of physical occurrences, and (3) applying laboratory skills to analyze real situations. Numerical computations will utilize algebra and basic trigonometry where appropriate.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - General Psychology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    Sociology

    SOC 1113 - Introduction to Sociology
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will identify the sociological dimensions of human behavior by analyzing the concepts of society, culture, socialization, institutions, social stratification and social change.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

Visit the OCCC CampusApplyAsk an Enrollment Couselor