Prerequisite Courses

The following 80 credits are required for admission.  These credits may be completed at any regionally accredited college or university, and must fulfill all College requirements regarding acceptance of transfer credit.

Our Advisor’s Manual, a guide to taking these prerequisites at various institutions in Arkansas, is available by clicking the button below.

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Area/Typical Course TitleMinimum Credits
ENGLISH/COMMUNICATION
English Composition
Two-semester sequence of English Composition6
Speech Communication
Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication3
MATHEMATICS
College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics)3
SCIENCE
Biology
Biological Science (Recommended: General Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Histology) with laboratories20
Chemistry
Two-semester sequence of Chemistry with laboratories*8
*Fundamental Chemistry I & II, College/General Chemistry I & II, or Organic Chemistry I & II are preferred. Contact the CHP Office of Admissions if you have any questions about the preferred Chemistry courses.
FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES
Fine Arts
Music, Art, Theater3
Humanities
Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities3
SOCIAL SCIENCES
History
History of the United States or National Government3
Social Sciences
Other Social Sciences (Recommended: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics or Geography)6
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Electives25
TOTAL80