Trinity Western University

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

Pre-Professional Studies (Sciences)

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

Dr. Eve Stringham-Durovic, Coordinator

In addition to the major programs, students may study in various pre-professional programs including:

  1. Pre-Medicine

    Students planning to enter the field of medicine may take their full pre-medicine program at Trinity Western. Due to very restricted enrolments in medical schools, students are encouraged to select a course of studies which will lead to a degree in their area of interest. Each medical school has specific requirements for entrance; however, requirements may include the following:

    BIOL 113, 114 (or BIOL 103, 104, and 105); 223; 384, 386

    CHEM 111, 112 (or 103, 104; or 103, 112); 221, 222

    ENGL 103, 104

    MATH 123, 124; or 123, 102

    PHYS 111, 112

  2. Pre-Dentistry

    Normally students are required to complete three academic years towards a baccalaureate degree, including courses in the humanities and social sciences. Specific requirements for many dental schools may include the following:

    BIOL 113, 114 (or BIOL 103, 104, and 105); 384, 386

    CHEM 111, 112 (or 103, 104; or 103, 112); 221, 222

    ENGL 103, 104

    MATH 123, 124

    PHYS 111, 112

  3. Pre-Veterinary Medicine

    Normally two years of study are required for admission to a school of veterinary studies and students are able to complete their requirements at Trinity Western. Admission to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (in Saskatoon, Sask.), for example, requires:

    BIOL 113, 114 (or BIOL 103, 104, and 105); 333 or 334, 384, 386, 371

    ENGL 103, 104

    CHEM 111, 112 (or CHEM 103, 104; or CHEM 103, 112); 221, 222

    MATH 123, 124; or 123, 102

    PHYS 111, 112

    Electives: 15 sem. hrs. (i.e. sufficient to complete two full years).

  4. Pre-Pharmacy

    Normally one year of study is required for admission to pharmacy. Admission to the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, for example, requires:

    BIOL 113, 114 (or BIOL 103, 104, and 105)

    CHEM 111, 112 (or CHEM 103, 104 or 103, 112)

    ENGL 103, 104

    MATH 123, 124 (both are recommended)

    PHYS 111

    plus 3 sem. hrs. of appropriate electives.

  5. Pre-Engineering and Engineering Transfer Program

    Dr. Arnold Sikkema, Coordinator

    The three universities in British Columbia offering Engineering programs, namely the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria, reserve space in their second year for students who have completed the equivalent of first year Engineering at another institution. Requirements vary among these universities; a one or two-year program at Trinity Western University can be crafted in consultation with the Engineering Transfer program coordinator and the destination university.

    Students who have completed the following courses at Trinity Western University can apply for entry into the first year of the Engineering program at UBC:

    CHEM 111, 112

    ENGL 103, 104

    MATH 123, 124

    PHYS 111, 112

    Humanities electives (6 sem. hrs.)

    Completion of these courses reduces the courses requirements in the four-year engineering program at UBC.

    For entry into the second year of Engineering at UBC, one or more of the following additional courses are required, which are usually a part of a two-year program at Trinity Western University:

    MATH 250

    PHYS 220

    CMPT 140

    an Engineering Graphics course (available at Kwantlen University College in May/June)

    Several additional courses may help reduce the course load in the final three years of the UBC Engineering program:

    MATH 223; 310, 321

    MATH/PHYS 322

    CMPT 480

    ECON 201, 202

    BIOL/ENVS 353

    Additional science courses relevant to the Engineering program of interest

    Humanities and Social Sciences electives

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