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Science | Pre-Medical Specialization, Associate of Arts & Sciences

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Pre-Medical Specialization Tracks Lead to Rewarding Medical Careers

Offering pre-medical tracks into a variety of medical fields such a optometry, pharmacy, dentistry and others, Southwest's Science Associate degree with the Pre-medical specialization can set you on the path to more quickly complete an advanced degree.

Entry into some professional schools can be accomplished with credentials attained at Southwest, without the need to complete a Bachelor of Science degree.

Connect with the Pre-medical Academic Advisor who can tailor your academic plan to meet the requirements of your chosen career field and transfer institution.

I'm Interested!

View the full program requirements for the general Pre-medical Specialization and list of courses you'll take.

Academic Advisor Professor Georgia Householder
georgia.householder@sw.edu
Russell Hall, (276) 964-7397

FEATURED ADMISSION AGREEMENTS to PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS

pharmacy 2019

These recent graduates completed the associates in Science degree with a pre-medical specialization/pre-pharmacy track, and have been accepted to the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA.  Left to right row one: Dakota Stevens, Melanie Sharp, Kenna Jade Fields, Alexis Thurston, Blakelee Coleman Left to right row two: Robert McNeil, Zachary Lester, Jacob Vance, Bryce Shortt, Machaela Keene, Cassidy Case, Walter Lester. 

UPike Doctor of Optometry

The University of Pikeville will provide up to three SWCC students preferential admission to UPike's Doctor of Optometry program through the Reserved Student Placement Program. See the UPike Admissions Guide.

Appalachian College of Pharmacy

SWCC students who graduate with an AA&S degree in science with a pre-medical specialization and a pre-pharmacy track are provided preferential admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy when compared to similar applicants from non-partner institutions. See the ACP Admissions Guide.

ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

SWCC has a smooth transition, and all course work needed, for the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy ETSU Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. See the ETSU Transfer Guide.

Marshall University School of Pharmacy

An articulation agreement between Marshall University and SWCC promotes the pathway for SWCC Science graduates into the Marshall University School of Pharmacy. See the Marshall Admissions Guide.

FEATURED GUARANTEED ADMISSION PROGRAM

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY GUARANTEED ADMISSION AGREEMENT

Dr. Josh Williams presented information to science students in Professor Mullin’s SDV class. Dr. Williams, program coordinator for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, presented information on a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
All instructional and clinical training take place in Abingdon, VA at the Higher Education Center and local area hospitals. SWCC students who graduate with an AA&S degree in science, and meet all of the criteria listed in the articulation agreement with SWCC and VCU, will be guaranteed admission to the VCU B.S.  in CLS.

Dr. Josh Williams, VCU Clinical Laboratory Sciences program 

(l-r) Vanessa Dye, Jacob Compton, Dr. Josh Williams-VCU, Alex Counts, Mariah Lint

GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT

Jodi-Lee Bailey, Registered Dietician Major

Jodi Lee Bailey,VT  Registered Dietician

Virginia Tech Transfer

Jodie-Lee Bailey has been accepted to Virginia Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences with the CALS agreement. She will begin her studies with the major of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise - Dietetics this fall.

 

Alexis Rhudy has been accepted to the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience. She will begin her studies in Clinical Neuroscience with VT this fall.

Alexis Rhudy, Clinical Neuroscience Major

Alexis Rhudy, VT School of Neuroscience

Old Dominion University Doctor of Physical Therapy

ALUMNUS RECEIVES WHITE COAT CLASS OF 2022

Lindsey Dye completed an AA&S degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest. She graduated from Virginia Tech December 2018 with a BS degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise.

Lindsey was accepted in to the Old Dominion University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Norfolk, VA. She received her white coat on September 27th, 2019 and is in the Class of 2022.

Lynsey

University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry

UPIKE RESERVED STUDENT PLACEMENT PROGRAM

Abigail Mitchell is attending the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry and is the daughter of Christopher and Angela Mitchell of Pounding Mill, VA. She is the first SWCC student to be accepted into the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry through the reserved student placement program.

Abigail completed the AA&S with a specialization in pre-medical, along with the Advanced Studies in Science curriculum, and the requirements listed in the articulation agreement with University of Pikeville.

abigail mitchell

IN-DEMAND CLASSES - Lecture & Lab Online  (Check schedule for availability)

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

The Anatomy & Physiology I & II course (BIO 141/142) and lab are offered online during the spring, summer & fall terms.

 

CHEMISTRY

A 4-credit Introductory Biochemistry course (CHM 260/261) and lab are offered online during the summer term.

 

MICRO
BIOLOGY

An General Microbiology course (BIO 205) and lab is offered online during the spring term.
General Genetics (BIO 256) lecture/lab is offered online during the fall term.

PHYSICS

The General College Physics I & II courses (PHY 201/202) and labs are offered online during the summer and fall terms. A University Physics course (PHY 241/242) and lab are offered online during fall & spring terms.

STATISTICS

The Statistics I course (MTH 245) is offered online during Spring.  Mr. Bill Fiess is the instructor.