Pre-Professional (Medicine, Chiropractic, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary) major

Faculty Advisers


Bernadette Harnish: 503-491-7293 | Room AC2596 | | Students with last name A-M
Dr. Jessica Wittman: 503-491-7633 | Room AC2589 | | Students with last name N-Z

Pre-Chiropractic and Pre-Pharmacy

Dr. Joyce Sherpa: 503-491-7443 | Room AC2565 |


Dr. Michael Russell: 503-491-7348 | Room AC2568 |


Dr. Elizabeth Cohen: 503-491-6012 | Room AC2566 |

Students seeking a profession such as Medical Doctor (MD), Chiropractor (DC), Dentist (DMD, DDS), Pharmacist (PharmD, RPh), or Veterinarian (DVM), can complete many lower division requirements at MHCC before transferring to a bachelor's degree or pre-professional program at a university. The AST in Biology may be a good fit for many pre-professional students; however, due to the variety of options offered at each of Oregon's universities, it is advised that students work with their transfer school and MHCC science faculty to create an education plan for successful transfer. Admitted students may also log on to Navigate to start the process of building an academic plan based on these majors and can notify an adviser for review.

For students interested in pursuing Health Professions careers such as Nursing (RN), Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technologist, Respiratory Care, etc., please visit the AGS in Health Professions Exploration degree page. 

MHCC’s Science and Math divisions provide a complete array of courses that are required by many professional schools for admittance, including:

Principles of Biology

BI211Principles of Biology I5
BI212Principles of Biology II5
BI213Principles of Biology III5

General Physics

PH201General Physics I5
PH202General Physics II5
PH203General Physics III5

General Physics with Calculus

PH211General Physics with Calculus I5
PH212General Physics with Calculus II5
PH213General Physics with Calculus III5

General Chemistry

CH221General Chemistry I5
CH222General Chemistry II5
CH223General Chemistry III5

Organic Chemistry

CH241Organic Chemistry I5
CH242Organic Chemistry II5
CH243Organic Chemistry III 15

Anatomy and Physiology

Please note that some universities require a 300-level anatomy sequence; check with your transfer institution before enrolling in this sequence.

BI231Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Course offered online)4
BI232Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Course offered online)4
BI233Human Anatomy and Physiology III (Course offered online)4

Calculus and Linear Algebra

MTH251Calculus I: Differential Calculus5
MTH252Calculus II: Integral Calculus5
MTH253Calculus III4
MTH254Calculus IV: Multivariable/ Vector Calculus Part 15
MTH255Calculus V: Multivariable/Vector Calculus Part 24
MTH256Differential Equations5
MTH261Linear Algebra4

Transfer Schools

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course