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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Calendar
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Admission
    Academic Advising
    Enrollment
    Tuition and Fees
    Degrees
    Grades
    All-University Regulations
    Student Financial Assistance
    Services for Students
    Auxiliary Services and Facilities
    International Programs
    Secondary Majors
    Agriculture
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
    Arts and Sciences
    dMajors and Degrees
    dDegree Requirements
    dBachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences
    dBachelor of Fine Arts
    dBachelor of Music
    dBachelor of Music Education
    dAssociate of Arts for Military Personnel
    dAssociate of Science for Military Personnel
    dDean of Arts and Sciences Courses
    dProgram Options
    dAdvising
    dUniversity Undergraduate Studies
    dPre-Law
    dPre-Health Professions Program
    dAerospace Studies
    dAnthropology
    dArt
    dBiochemistry
    dBiology
    dChemistry
    dEconomics
    dEnglish
    dGeography
    dGeology
    dHistory
    dJournalism and Mass Communications
    dKinesiology
    dMathematics
    dMilitary Science
    dModern Languages
    dMusic
    dPhilosophy
    dPhysics
    dPolitical Science
    dPsychology
    dSociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
    dSpeech Communication, Theatre, and Dance
    dStatistics
    dWomen's Studies
    Business Administration
    Education
    Engineering
    Human Ecology
    Technology and Aviation
    Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School
    Intercollegiate Athletics
    K-State Research and Extension
    Outreach
    University Faculty
     

    Pre-Health Professions Program

    Students interested in pre-professional programs are advised in the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office.

    As careers in health professions continue to be plentiful, applicants to the professional training programs become more numerous and requirements for admission into those programs becomes more stringent. One of the universal requirements for admission is a high grade point average. For this reason, students declaring interest in a health profession and entering K-State for the first time as freshmen will be admitted to the pre-health professions program (PHPP). Students who have previous academic work at K-State or elsewhere must have a 2.75 or higher GPA to declare PHPP. For purposes of declaring PHPP, GPAs will be based on all courses attempted at colleges or universities.

    PHPP students are advised in the health professions advising office. They take communications, humanities, social science, natural science, and mathematics courses required for their chosen health professions program. First-semester freshmen PHPP students who enter K-State in the fall semester are required to enroll in Orientation to Health Careers (DAS 115) to acquaint them with a variety of health professions, requirements for entry into professional schools, and the characteristics and expectations of health care professionals.

    After completing 30 semester hours and earning a 2.75 or higher GPA, students are required to move out of PHPP and declare a specific pre-health curriculum (pre-nursing, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-dentistry, etc.). Students with a GPA below 2.75 or who no longer have an interest in pursuing a health profession are required to find an alternative to a pre-health curriculum.

    DAS 115. Orientation to Health Careers. (1) I. Acquaints students whose career goals are in the health professions with the variety of options available and with the corresponding academic requirements. Discussion covers an introduction to the personal responsibilities that health-care workers assume and the impact of social and economic problems on our health-care delivery system. Includes an orientation to general requirements for success as a student at K-State and in professional health related programs.

    DAS 240. Practicum in Pre-Health. (1) I, II, S. Forty hours spent observing the practice of dentistry, medicine, or optometry. Students are under the supervision and direction of individual dentists, physicians, or optometrists. Pr.: Sophomore standing, permission of the health professions advisor.

    Clinical laboratory science (medical technology)
    The clinical laboratory science curriculum requires 90 semester hours of preclinical courses and 10 to 18 months at one of the affiliated clinical programs in Kansas City or Wichita. Admission into the clinical portion of the training is by application; students are expected to have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to 2.5 for both overall work and for the required science courses. All the requirements for a bachelor's degree must be completed before a student is allowed to sit for the certification examination.

    In addition to the general requirements for a bachelor's degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, the following courses are required:

    Preclinical courses
    One course in statistics3
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry
    Laboratory2
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
    BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Laboratory2
    or
    CHM 371Chemical Analysis4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 455Microbiology4
    BIOL 670Immunology4
     
    Select two of the following courses:
    BIOL 530Pathogenic Microbiology3
    BIOL 340Human Body8
    BIOL 545/546Parasitology and Lab5
    Internship in affiliated school of   clinical laboratory science30
     
    DAS 001. Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology). (Var.) I, II, S. Enrollment in this course allows students attending a hospital-based clinical program to complete the 30 credit hours of clinical work required for the bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science (medical technology). Pr.: Completion of the 90 credit hours of undergraduate course work required for the clinical laboratory science (medical technology) degree.

    Clinical courses (taken during internship)
    DAS 401. Clinical Microbiology. (6-8) II. The theory and laboratory study of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, richettsiae, fungi, and parasites. Includes morphology, physiology, taxonomy, and medical significance.

    DAS 402. Clinical Chemistry. (6-8) I. Theory and laboratory study of analytical biochemistry, incorporating both routine and special chemical procedures.

    DAS 403. Clinical Hematology. (4-6) S. Study of blood cell derivation, maturation, and function, principles of hemastasis, and blood coagulation. Methodology used in routine and special hematology studies.

    DAS 404. Clinical Immunology. (2-6) I. Immunohematology, the study of fundamentals of antigen-antibody reactions, blood groups and types, crossmatches, blood components, and the laboratory methods used in immunohematology studies; and serology, the theory of immunologic responses and procedures used in determination of serological studies.

    DAS 405. Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology). (3-6) II. Basic principles and practices of the medical laboratory, techniques and special projects.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-dentistry
    U.S. dental schools require applicants to satisfactorily complete a specified set of courses and to present acceptable scores on the Dental Admission Test. The majority of entrants earn bachelor's degrees prior to matriculating. The courses listed below satisfy the admission requirements for most dental schools. Pre-dentistry is not a major toward an undergraduate degree.

    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
    and
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry
    Laboratory2
    or
    CHM 531Organic Chemistry I3
    and
    CHM 532Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
    and
    CHM 550Organic Chemistry II3
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 201Organismic Biology5
    Biology courses above the 400 level8
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
     
    Requirements for some dental schools vary, so consultation with the pre-dental advisor is recommended.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-health information management
    Individual advising is strongly recommended.

    The pre-health information management curriculum is a two-year program at Kansas State University followed by two years in the health information management program at the University of Kansas. The following course work must be completed to qualify for admission to KU's program:

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 106Public Speaking3
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
    ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
    A business communications course3
    Humanities6
    Electives24
    There are specific course recommendations and suggestions to fulfill the humanities and general elective requirements. Prerequisites are subject to change.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-medicine
    Medical schools in the United States require applicants to complete a bachelor's degree before matriculating, to include a series of required science courses and a broad range of humanities and social sciences in their studies, to show leadership and an interest in the delivery of health care, and to present acceptable scores on the Medical College Admission Test. Kansas residents are given preference at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The courses listed below fulfill the science/ math requirements at most U.S. medical schools. Pre-medicine is not a major toward an undergraduate degree.

    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 531Organic Chemistry I3
    CHM 532Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
    CHM 550Organic Chemistry II3
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    Biology electives (with lab)at least 4
     
    Requirements for some medical schools vary, so consultation with the pre-medical advisor is recommended.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-nursing
    Individual advising is strongly recommended.

    Students entering the pre-nursing curriculum take courses in preparation to transfer to a school that offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Prerequisites vary considerably and can change frequently depending on the schools of nursing to which students plan to apply. Generally about 65 credit hours are required before transferring to a school of nursing, although this varies.

    The following are core requirements of most BSN programs:

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
    SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    PSYCH 520Lifespan Personality3
    or
    FSHS 110Human Development3
    CHM 110General Chemistry3
    CHM 111General Chemistry Laboratory1
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology (lab included)4
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    STATIntroductory Statistics3
    BIOL 455General Microbiology (lab included)4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body (lab included)8
    HN 132Basic Nutrition3
     
    Additional humanities, social sciences, and other specific courses and elective hours vary with each BSN program within the state and nationwide. Prerequisites change frequently.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-occupational therapy
    Individual advising is strongly recommended.

    The pre-occupational therapy curriculum prepares students for application to the master's program in occupational therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Successful completion of 90 semester hours is required before entering. Once accepted, students who successfully complete the first year of the professional program at KU earn the bachelor of occupational studies degree, which is followed by two years of graduate study leading to the master's in occupational therapy.

    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
    or
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
    or
    SPCH 322Interpersonal Communications3
    or
    SPCH 326Small Group Discussion Methods3
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    PSYCH 505Abnormal Psychology3
    PSYCH 520Lifespan Personality Development
    or
    FSHS 110Human Development3
    SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    PHILO 130Moral Philosophy
    or
    PHILO 365Medical Ethics3
     
    A diversity course selected from the following:
    ANTH 200, 204, 510, 511, or 618 AMETH 160 THTRE 6653
     
    Restricted electives9-12
    Choose from psychology, sociology, diversity/culture, human development, and/or special education
     
    General electives
    Electives must bring the prerequisite hours to a total of 90. Suggested courses include but are not limited to multicultural classes, foreign language, sign language, kinesiology, technical or professional writing, sociology or psychology relating to family dynamics, and additional humanities of interest to the student.

    Prerequisites may change. Requirements of other occupational therapy programs vary.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-optometry
    In order to apply for admission to a school of optometry, students are expected to complete successfully at least three years of college work including a set of specified science and math courses and to present acceptable scores on the Optometry Admission Test. Students must receive a bachelor's degree before the optometry degree will be granted. Pre-optometry is not a major toward an undergraduate degree.

    The following courses satisfy the admission requirements at most optometry schools:

    MATH 100College Algebra3
    MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 201Organismic Biology5
    BIOL 455Microbiology4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the
    Human Body8
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry
    Laboratory2
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
     
    Requirements for some optometry schools vary, so consultation with the pre-optometry advisor is recommended.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-pharmacy
    Pharmacy schools require 65-70 hours of courses prior to professional school. The admission committee of the Pharmacy School at the University of Kansas gives a preference to applicants who are Kansas residents. The following courses constitute their requirements.

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 531Organic Chemistry I3
    CHM 532Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
    CHM 550Organic Chemistry II3
    CHM 551Advanced Organic Chemistry
    Laboratory2
    MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
    or
    MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the
    Human Body8
    BIOL 455General Microbiology4
    PHYS 115Descriptive Physics*4
    or
    PHYS 101Physical World*3
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
    Humanities and social sciences electives9
    Free electives9
     
    *Students who have completed high school physics with a grade of B or better may be exempt.

    Requirements for other pharmacy schools vary, so consultation with the pre-pharmacy advisor is recommended.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-physical therapy
    Individual advising is strongly recommended.

    The state's two physical therapy education programs, which are located at the University of Kansas and Wichita State University, require completion of a bachelor's degree. The following are core requirements needed for most physical therapy education programs:

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 106Public Speaking3
    PSYCH 110General Psychology3
    SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
    or
    MATH 220Analytical Geometry and Calculus I4
    STATOne introductory course3
    BIOL 198Introduction to Biology4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
    BIOLOne additional course with a lab, microbiology recommended4
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
     
    Additional humanities, social sciences, and other electives are required and vary with each program. Many programs, including the program at the University of Kansas, require satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Exam.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-respiratory care
    Individual advising is strongly recommended.

    Advising is available for two years of preparatory work for application to respiratory therapy programs. The following classes should be taken:

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 106Public Speaking3
    MATH 100College Algebra3
    STATOne introductory statistics course3
    CHM 110/111General Chemistry and Lab4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
    BIOL 455General Microbiology4
    PHYS 115Descriptive Physics4
    LATIN 105Latin and Greek for Scientists1
    Social science electives3
    Humanities electives9
    Math and science electives3-5
    Electives6
     
    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Pre-veterinary
    Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine requires successful completion of 66 hours of prerequisites and satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) before entering.

    ENGL 100Expository Writing3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
    or
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
    CHM 210Chemistry I (includes a lab)4
    CHM 230Chemistry II (includes a lab)4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
    BICHM 522General Biochemistry Laboratory2
    PHYS 113General Physics4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology (includes a lab)4
    BIOL 455General Microbiology (includes a lab)4
    ASI 500BIOL 4503
    or
    BIOL 450Modern Genetics4
    Social sciences and/or humanities12
    Electives9
    66-68
    Students interested in veterinary medicine may be advised through the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Agriculture. Prerequisites for application, established by the College of Veterinary Medicine, are the same regardless of which undergraduate college the student chooses for undergraduate advising.

    The majority of students accepted to veterinary school have earned a bachelor's degree, although it is not required. Most students apply to veterinary school more than once. Veterinary schools accept applications only once each year; during the year between the first and second application, students often work toward completion of their bachelor's degree.

    The college in which students receive undergraduate advising for pre-veterinary medicine should be chosen based on their ``Plan B'': the degree they wish to work toward if they apply to veterinary school more than once. The Plan B should be chosen based on each individual student's academic interests.

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University does not recommend or give preference to students based on the college in which they receive undergraduate advising or through which they earn a bachelor's degree.

    High school seniors with a 29 or higher composite ACT score or a 1280 or higher SAT combined score qualify for application to the Veterinary Scholars Early Admissions Program. For more information contact the College of Veterinary Medicine at 785-532-4335.

    Contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office for more information.

    Topics within Arts and Sciences:
    dMajors and Degrees dPre-Health Professions Program dKinesiology
    dDegree Requirements dAerospace Studies dMathematics
    dBachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences dAnthropology dMilitary Science
    dBachelor of Fine Arts dArt dModern Languages
    dBachelor of Music dBiochemistry dMusic
    dBachelor of Music Education dBiology dPhilosophy
    dAssociate of Arts for Military Personnel dChemistry dPhysics
    dAssociate of Science for Military Personnel dEconomics dPolitical Science
    dDean of Arts and Sciences Courses dEnglish dPsychology
    dProgram Options dGeography dSociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
    dAdvising dGeology dSpeech Communication, Theatre, and Dance
    dUniversity Undergraduate Studies dHistory dStatistics
    dPre-Law dJournalism and Mass Communications dWomen's Studies
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    Kansas State University
    August 19, 2005