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Prerequisite Courses

The following 39 credits are required from a regionally accredited college or university and must fulfill all College requirements regarding acceptance of transfer credit.  If in doubt of the suitability of the following prerequisite courses, please contact the CHP Welcome Center.

Area/Typical Course TitleMinimum Credits
ENGLISH/COMMUNICATIONS
English Composition
Two-semester sequence of English Composition6
Speech Communication
Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication (optional if student has 9 hours or more of the Fine Arts/Humanities requirement)3
MATHEMATICS
College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics)3
SCIENCE*
Biology
Two-semester sequence of Anatomy and Physiology with laboratories8
Microbiology
Microbiology with laboratory4
FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES
Fine Arts (Music, Art, Theater)/Humanities (Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities)9 (without Speech credit)
OR
Fine Arts (Music, Art, Theater)/Humanities (Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities)6 (with Speech credit)
SOCIAL SCIENCES
History
History of the United States or National Government3
Psychology
General Psychology3
Sociology
Introduction to Sociology3
TOTAL39

*Science courses must be suitable for science or health professions majors and include a laboratory.

A final grade of “C” or better is required in each of the above courses. Documentation of successful completion is required by the date of registration for the first semester.

Fulfillment of the prerequisite curriculum does not in itself ensure admittance into the professional program (please see Application Procedures and Deadlines).