Prerequisites must be completed prior to submitting an application for the program.  No in-progress courses will be accepted. 

Please Note:  For specific questions regarding your prerequisite courses, contact the Health Sciences Counselor.  You may make an appointment by calling (530) 339-3600. 

Sciences Prerequisites Courses

An overall minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Online labs are not accepted, unless taken between Spring of 2020 and Fall of 2021 under the COVID-19 waiver.

  • ANAT 1 – Human Anatomy (with lab)
  • PHY 1 – Physiology (with lab)
  • MICRO 1 – Microbiology (with lab)
  • CHEM 2A – Introduction to Chemistry (with lab)
  • CHEM 2B – Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (with lab)

Beginning in 2023, there will be a seven (7) year recency requirement for the Anatomy and Physiology science prerequisites.

General Prerequisite Courses

An overall minimum of 2.5 GPA is required.

  • ENG 1A College Composition 
  • SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 
  • PSYC 1A General Psychology 
  • CMST 60 Public Speaking OR CMST 54 Small Group Communications  
    • Please Note: If CMST 10 was taken prior to and including Spring 2014 this course may be accepted as a pre-requisite
  • NUTR 25 - Nutrition (FSS 25 accepted if completed Spring 2016 or prior)  

Please Note: In addition to the successful completion of these prerequisite courses, any additional Shasta College Graduation Requirements are also required to be completed prior to filing an application to this program.