Associate in Science

Liberal Arts (Medical Transfer)


Contact Information 

Dr. Bill Shay, professor
Haverty Hall 228

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Online: Some Classes

Medicine is a demanding profession. Academic preparation for a career in human medicine is among the longest and most rigorous of all professions. More than 120 accredited medical schools in the United States have no uniform requirements for pre-professional study. They do, however, recommend a bachelor’s degree and a broad, general education that includes basic science requirement and the development of skills in reading, writing, and speaking. Course work must be completed in biology/zoology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English.

Students are chosen for admission to medical school primarily on the basis of their undergraduate grades, scores on the Medical Admission Test, recommendations and an interview. You should keep in mind only a fraction of the applicants are accepted. It is, therefore, important to select a major that will prepare you to pursue alternative career goals for occupational flexibility.

Students entering the Medical transfer curriculum plan who do not have the proper prerequisites may need additional preparatory classes. 

This plan provides preparation for the professional curriculum and meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

In addition to the Medical transfer curriculum plan, other programs a student may transfer into are biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, wildlife biology, agriculture, natural science, and conservation.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this program are biology, computer science, chemistry, zoology, mathematics, physics, and English. Courses that develop reading and communications skills and two years of a foreign language, if available, are also recommended. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

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This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading NDUS: General Education Transfer Agreement.

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