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LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 22, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Sciences, AS

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The Biomedical Sciences program is designed for students who wish to improve the lives and health of their community by serving as a doctor of medicine, veterinary, pharmacy or dentistry. Students who complete this program achieve an Associate of Science degree with the necessary course work to apply to a four-year university or medical-related professional school. Each university and professional school have specific course requirements; consultations with LCCC’s network of advisors and faculty mentors is highly recommended to plan coursework that meets the requirements of the student’s transfer school of choice. Students in the Biomedical Science program have the opportunity to explore a range of medical professional fields and can participate in disease-centered biomedical research on our campus.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Science program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the STEM pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply scientific principles to solve problems.
  2. Communicate scientific information.
  3. Explain ethical scientific behavior.
  4. Evaluate primary scientific or technical literature.
  5. Examine the role science plays in historical or contemporary issues.

First Semester

Choice Points

  • See Program Comments below regarding Math course options if students place higher than MATH 1400 .

Course Requirements


  • Completion MATH 1400  or higher as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 14 Credits

Second Semester

Choice Points

  • See Program Comments below regarding Math course options if students place higher than MATH 1405 .


  • Completion ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 17 Credits

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Requirements

Semester Total: 6 Credits

Fourth Semester

Course Requirements

Choose Two of the Following Courses:


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.

Semester Total: 15 Credits

Fifth Semester

Choice Points

  • Students should complete courses from previous semester’s sequence.

Choose Two of the Following Courses:

Choose One of the Following:


  • Completion of AS Biomedical Sciences degree.

Semester Total: 14-16 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 66-68 Credits

Program Comments

The Biomedical Sciences program may take longer than two years for students whose initial math course is not Calculus I due to the prerequisites of the math courses. Students should enroll in the highest-level math course for which they qualify. Starting in a course above MATH 1400  will reduce the credit hours needed to complete this degree, and may not require a summer semester. Students should work closely with their Advising Team.

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. Some careers in or related to Biomedical Sciences will require a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Additional information on careers in Biomedical Sciences is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The Biomedical Sciences program prepares students to apply to professional schools, including but not limited to pharmacy, medical, veterinary, and dental schools. Students must work closely with their Advising Team to choose proper prerequisite courses for the school to which they intend to apply.

Various professional schools have different requirements. Students are recommended to check the specific requirements of the school(s) to which they intend to apply when choosing these courses in their program of study. For example, students going to pharmacy schools should take Organic Chemistry I and II, Anatomy and Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I and II. Students going to medical, veterinary, and dental schools should take General Physics I and II and Organic Chemistry I and II. Additionally, many dental schools are requiring students to take major prerequisites at four-year institutions; students should check with their advising team and the dental school they intend to apply to before registering for courses.

The Biomedical Services program is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor’s level degree. LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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