Feb 24, 2024
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.
General Education (Minimum 32 hours)
General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.
1. Exploration and Participation
- Included in the major requirements below
3. Relationship with the World
4. General Education Electives
- Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.
5. Physical Education (1CR)
*Students should refer to the requirements of their professional school or transfer institution for course listing acceptable toward graduation at that institution. It is possible to receive an AS degree from Casper College with 70 hours completed although most professional schools require more than 70 hours of prerequisite course work. This course curriculum is from the University of North Dakota.
The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.
A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies” and “Degree Requirements.”
Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, and Associate of Applied Science degrees.