Pre-Major-Biomedical Sciences

Associate in Arts Degree

This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. If this pre-major transfers to a limited-access program, you are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which you will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor or Academic Dean to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended baccalaureate degree program.  Note: this pre-major it is specifically designed for UCF and students should consider taking BSC 1011C for other universities to meet state common pre-requisites. 

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this transfer plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this transfer plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Common Prerequisites

These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • Create a systemic and meaningful progression through the Biomedical Sciences pre-major.
  • Demonstrate readiness to transfer to UCF's Biomedical Sciences B.S. degree program.
  • Foster cohesiveness and professional networking among students interested in UCF's Biomedical Sciences B.S. degree program.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in Scientific Reasoning.
  •  Demonstrate they have worked, volunteered, or job-shadowed in a medical environment and/or they will have demonstrated that they have conducted undergraduate research.

Note: this pre-major it is specifically designed for UCF and students should consider taking BSC 1011C for other universities to meet state common pre-requisites. 

Communications Credits
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~ (GR)3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
or SPC 1017 Interpersonal Communication
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~ (GR)3
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
Humanities Credits
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement +*~GR3
Mathematics Credits
STA 2023Statistical Methods +*~3
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I +*~^5
Science Credits
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~4
CHM 1045CGEN CHEM WITH QUAL ANALYSIS I +*~4
Social Science Credits
Social Sciences See Gen. Ed. Core Requirement3
Social Sciences See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement +*~GR3
Additional Common Prerequisites
CHM 1046CGen Chem Qual Analysis II +*~#4
CHM 2210CORGANIC CHEMISTRY I *4
CHM 2211CORGANIC CHEMISTRY II *4
PHY 2048C
PHY 2049C
GEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I
and GEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II +*~#
8
or PHY 2053C COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
& PHY 2054C
and COLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
Total Credit Hours60
+

 This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

 This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a General Education course.

(GR)

 Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

#

 This course is a common prerequisite stated for the degree listed in flvc.org.

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If a student does not directly place into MAC 2311, he/she will need to take MAC 1105 College Algebra, MAC 1114 College Trigonometry, andMAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra