Pre-Medical

 

 

Pre-Medical Program Options at Toccoa Falls College

 

Toccoa Falls College offers several options for students considering medical careers. Students should carefully review these options to determine which will best meet their career goals.

 

  1. Biology Major
  2. Cross-Cultural Studies: For Medical Professionals Major
  3. Pre-Med Track for Baccalaureate Majors
  4. Pre-Nursing Track for the Associate of Arts Degree
  5. Prerequisite courses for admission to Life University Chiropractic School

 

  1. The Biology Major is a standard four year baccalaureate major at TFC offered through the Humanities & Natural Sciences Department. This major is designed to prepare students for medical school, veterinary school, pharmacy school, or graduate work in Biology.

 

  1. The Cross-Cultural Studies: for Medical Professionals Major is offered through the World Missions Department. The program is built around a curriculum that has a solid core of missions, anthropology, Bible courses, and some core curriculum courses, and is designed to build on medical studies that have been completed or will be completed at another college or university. The World Missions Department highly recommends that the student desiring to take this major first complete certification as an RN, as the program requires the passing of board exams for the RN. In addition to the two year Toccoa Falls College curriculum, the student must have a minimum of 60 transferable hours from an accredited institution and the RN certification, for graduation.  It results in the Bachelor of Science degree with the major in Cross-Cultural Studies: For Medical Professionals. This program is designed for students completing the RN (most often in conjunction with an Associate of Science in Nursing elsewhere) that are looking to minister as a registered nurse in a second culture. [Note: Established medical doctors may also choose this major if they desire the cross-cultural training this program affords.]

 

 

  1. The Pre-Med Track for Baccalaureate Majors is provided through the Humanities & Natural Sciences Department. It is not a recognized major, minor, or concentration. It is simply a track of courses designed to meet the prerequisite requirements of most medical schools and can be integrated with any of the baccalaureate majors offered at Toccoa Falls College. Medical schools do not specify one particular major over another. A Toccoa Falls College major should be selected that will best complement the medical career of the student’s choice. For example, Counseling Psychology would be an excellent choice for equipping as a physician with the ability to minister to spiritual and emotional needs as well as the physical. The standard Cross-Cultural Studies major would be a great choice for those intending to minister as a medical doctor in a second culture. Philosophy would provide a strong background in critical thinking and ethics, etc. This track is designed for students who wish to apply later to medical school for training as a medical doctor after graduating with one of Toccoa Falls College’s standard baccalaureate majors.

 

  1. The Pre-Nursing Track for the Associate of Arts Degree is a track of prerequisite courses designed to be taken along with our other standard Associate of Arts degree courses through the Humanities & Natural Sciences Department. The Pre-Nursing track courses have been chosen to meet the prerequisite requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from both Piedmont College and Brenau University with whom we have articulation agreements. A student taking the additional track courses earns the standard Associate of Arts degree from Toccoa Falls College and meets the basic entrance requirements for

Brenau and Piedmont. This track of courses is designed for students intending to transfer to Piedmont College or Brenau University for the BSN. Students planning on a different school for their BSN should check with that school for their prerequisite criteria.

 

  1. Prerequisite Courses for Admission to Life University Chiropractic School. Toccoa Falls College also has an articulation agreement with Life University whereby if a student completes 90 hours of core and science courses, he or she may be admitted to the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Life University. Although the agreement does not specify that the student earn the Bachelor’s degree, it is the recommendation of Toccoa Falls College that the student graduate with a Bachelor’s in addition to fulfilling the stated prerequisites prior to attending Life University. This program is designed for students desiring to attend Life University for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. See the Registrar’s Office for details.

 

First Year

Fall Semester

NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II3 3
BIO 114 Biology I & Lab 4
CHM 214 Chemistry I & Lab 4
___ ___ Major Course #1 3
TFC 100 Orientation
 Total 17

Winterim

HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3

Spring Semester

BIB 213 Hermeneutics 3
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation 3
___ ___ Calculus or Intro   to Sociology4 3
BIO 124 Biology II & Lab 4
CHM 224 Chemistry II & Lab 4
 Total 17

Second Year

Fall Semester

NTE ___ New Testament Elective 3
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
___ ___ Anatomy/Physiology I or Genetics 4
___ ___ Organic Chemistry I & Lab or Physics I & Lab2,4 4
___ ___ Major Course #2 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach 0
 Total 17

Winterim

___ ___ Bible or Theology Elective1 3

Spring Semester

OTE ___ Old Testament Elective 3
___ ___ Calculus or Intro   to Sociology4 3
___ ___ Anatomy/Physiology II or Biochemistry 4
___ ___ Organic Chemistry II & Lab or Physics II & Lab2,4 4
___ ___ Major Course #3 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach 0
 Total 17

Summer School

PSY 243 Developmental Psychology1 3
___ ___ Literature Elective1 3
___ ___ Major Course #41 3

Third Year

Fall Semester

HIS ___ History Elective 3
___ ___ Anatomy/Physiology I or Genetics 4
___ ___ Organic Chemistry I & Lab or Physics I & Lab2,4 4
___ ___ Major Course #5 3
___ ___ Major Course #6 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach 0
 Total 17

Winterim

___ ___ Bible or Theology Elective1 3

Spring Semester

COM 113 Introduction to Communication 3
___ ___ Anatomy/Physiology II or Biochemistry 4
___ ___ Organic Chemistry II & Lab or Physics II & Lab2,4 4
___ ___ Major Course #7 3
___ ___ Major Course #8 3
SAO ___ Service & Outreach 0
 Total 17

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

THE 303 Introduction to Theology 3
CSG 113 Introduction to Counseling 3
___ ___ Major Course #9 3
___ ___ Major Course #10 3
___ ___ Major Course #11 3
 Total 15

Spring Semester

THE ___ Theology Elective 3
___ ___ Major Course #12 3
___ ___ Major Course #13 3
___ ___ Major Course #14 3
 Total 12

 

Minimum hours required = 147

1Semester load can be reduced if this course is taken in Summer School.

2Anatomy/Physiology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry are not required for all careers, but recommended. It may be possible to substitute Microbiology or Genetics for one of these, depending on the medical field desired.

3It is expected that students will have Advanced Placement credit for the Freshman Composition I course.

4The classes listed as either/or are offered on an alternate-year basis.

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