Prerequisite Program

Accelerated Program

The Accelerated Program is currently 16-weeks long and is comprised of two 8-week sessions. Courses are generally scheduled Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with an independent laboratory scheduled in Weeks 9-16 of the trimester at the student's convenience. Note: Beginning Fall 2012, sessions currently starting in Week 9 will begin Week 8 and end Week 15 (8-15). The program will be 15 weeks long and comprised of two 7-1/2 week sessions.

Schedule: 8 Weeks

Course # Credits Description Weeks / Days / Times
CHEM111 3.0 General Chemistry 1-8 / Mon & Wed / 5-8pm
CHEM201 3.0 Organic Chemistry 1 1-8 / Mon & Wed / 5-8pm
BIOL201 3.0 Physiology 1 1-8 / Mon, Wed & Thur / 8-10pm
PHYS111 3.0 General Physics 1-8 / Tue & Thur / 5-8pm
CHEM113 3.0 General Chemistry 2 9-16 / Mon & Wed / 5-8pm
CHEM115 1.0 General Chemistry Lab 9-16 / Self-directed laboratory
CHEM203 3.0 Organic Chemistry 2 9-16 / Mon & Wed / 5-8pm
CHEM205 1.0 Organic Chemistry Lab 9-16 / Self-directed laboratory
BIOL203 3.0 Physiology 2 9-16 / Mon, Wed & Thur / 8-10pm
BIOL205 1.0 Physiology Lab 9-16 / Self-directed laboratory
PHYS211 3.0 Kinesiology 9-16 / Tue & Thur / 5-8pm
PHYS115 1.0 Physics Lab 1 9-16 / Self-directed laboratory

Course Descriptions

BIOL201 Human Physiology I: Control Systems - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 credits, 45 clock hours)
The anatomy and physiology of the cell and human biological control systems. Topics include cell structure and function, movement of molecules across cell membranes, homeostatic mechanisms and cellular communication, neural control mechanisms, sensory systems, hormonal control systems, muscle physiology, and control of body movements.

BIOL203 Human Physiology II - 3 Credit (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 credits, 45 clock hours)
The anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, digestive, reproductive, and immune systems, and the components of blood.
Prerequisite: At least one first-year biology course with an emphasis on physiology or cell biology or equivalent.

BIOL205 Human Physiology Lab - 1 Credit (4 hrs/wk lab, 1 credit, 30 clock hours)
Exercises illustrating fundamental principles in physiology: fluids and electrolytes, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology.

CHEM111 General Chemistry I - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 credits, 45 clock hours)
Foundations of chemistry, atoms and molecules. Principles of stoichiometry, chemical reactions, properties of gases, periodicity and chemical bonding. Energy changes in chemical systems and electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Examination of the chemical reactivity of common elements, inorganic and organic compounds.

CHEM113 General Chemistry II - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 credits, 45 clock hours)
Properties of liquids and solutions, and principles of acid-base equilibria, solubility and electrochemical processes. Examination of chemical kinetics and equilibria.
Prerequisite: CHEM111 or equivalent

CHEM115 General Chemistry Lab - 1 Credit (4 hrs/wk lab, 1 credit, 30 clock hours)
Illustrative computer experiments in general chemistry involving gas equilibrium, le Chatelier's principle, acid/base titrations and qualitative inorganic analysis.
Prerequisite: CHEM111 or equivalent

CHEM201 Organic Chemistry I - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 credits, 45 clock hours)
Structure and bonding in organic chemistry, Isomerism and stereoisomerism in organic compounds. Chemistry of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, and alkynes. Aromatic compounds and mechanisms of aromatic substitution. Nucleophilic addition and substitution reactions. Chemistry of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, and ketones.
Prerequisite: CHEM115 or equivalent

CHEM203 Organic Chemistry II - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 credits, 45 clock hours)
Chemistry of carboxylic acids and their derivatives, as well as amines and related nitrogen compounds. Applications of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry. Introduction to biochemistry, which will examine amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Structure and properties of proteins and enzymes.
Prerequisite: CHEM201 / 201S or equivalent

CHEM205 Organic Chemistry Lab - 1 Credit (4 hrs/wk lab, 1 credit, 30 clock hours)
Illustrative computer experiments in organic synthesis and organic qualitative analysis utilizing basic organic techniques (distillation, crystallization), reactions (esterfication, oxidation, addition, substitution, elimination), and spectrometry instrumentation (NMR and IR).
Prerequisite: CHEM201 or equivalent

PHYS111 General Physics - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 Credits, 45 Clock Hours)
An introduction to kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum conservation, rotational mechanics, properties of liquids, temperature and heat, electrostatic force and potential, electric current and power, DC circuits, magnetic field and induction, wave motion, sound, light, and optics.

PHYS115 General Physics Lab - 1 Credit (4 hrs/wk lab, 1 Credit, 30 Clock Hours)
Interactive computer experiments dealing with the fundamental properties of the physical world. The laboratories are designed in a way that allows for the manipulation of various parameters, which result in real time changes in the simulated experiment.

PHYS211 Kinesiology - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 3 Credits, 45 Clock Hours)
Understanding human activity from a mechanical and physiological perspective so to address major issues, which include reducing the risk of injury, optimizing exercise prescription and understanding clinical evaluations. Functional anatomy, muscle and passive tissue mechanics, anthropometry, electromyography, and linked segment mechanics are introduced and applied to clinical, occupational and athletic situations. Basic concepts of cardiovascular, respiratory and thermoregulatory responses to physical activity.

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