Pre-professional degree programs are designed to prepare students for entry into a bachelor degree program and then into their identified area of professional schooling. It is necessary for pre-professional students to work closely with an academic advisor to ensure that the requirements of the identified professional school(s) are met. For each pre-professional student, the degree program will be modified to provide the student with coursework that will best prepare them for their future studies and professional practice. Students expecting to qualify for admission into professional schools are urged to study carefully the particular requirements of the institution from which they wish to obtain a degree. Since society imposes leadership responsibilities on professionally trained people, most professional schools recommend that pre-professional training should stress 1) proficiency in language, 2) broad cultural background in the liberal arts or humanistic studies and in the social and behavioral sciences, and 3) completion of some basic science course and familiarity with the use of the scientific laboratory method.
This is a transfer degree. This course curriculum transfers to the University of North Dakota.
*Most Physical Therapy programs will require additional Psychology and Cultural Environment courses. Additionally, some Physical Therapy programs will require Statistics and may encourage a Calculus I course in lieu of Physics II. Students should work with the academic advisor to confirm required pre-requisites for their intended transfer institution.
Students should work with their advisor to review the pre-requisite requirements for their intended professional school(s) or transfer institution(s). Completion of the AS degree from Casper College does not guarantee fulfillment of all pre-requisite requirements for the transfer institution. Additional pre-requisite/recommended courses for Physical Therapy programs are offered by Casper College and also UW Casper.
The normal length of this program is two academic years with coursework above the 1000 level and an average load of 15-18 credit hours per semester. Summer sessions may be encouraged for completion in 2 years.
Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.