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Sauk Academic programs

Pre-Professional Medical

Associate in Science (510)

Requirements for admission to professional schools vary considerably depending on the profession and the school, for this reason, students planning to enter a professional school should seek specific information from the school they wish to attend. Specific entrance requirements for individual schools are available from the associations listed below.


Students planning to seek admission to medical schools, dental schools, or veterinary schools should work closely with academic advisors, because admission is highly competitive.
This program outlines the basic freshman-sophomore level courses required by medical schools, dental schools, veterinary schools, and pharmacy schools. "Pre-Med" is not a major.

Therefore, students will need to complete MORE general education courses after transfer by completing the GECC curriculum while enrolled at the participating Illinois transfer institution OR fulfilling the general education requirements of their selected non-participating transfer institution.
Effective Fall of 2016, the associate in science (A.S.) degree is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a bachelor of science degree in STEM related majors. As a result, A.S. degree does not include the entire General Education Core Curriculum.

Work and Employment

Doctors, dentists, veterinarians, and pharmacists work in private practice, hospitals, clinics and in university settings in a variety of specialty areas. Click here for further career information:

Special Considerations

Computer skills are valuable. Students should realize the importance of maintaining a high grade point average. Students should confer with advisors about the various specialized admissions tests required by medical schools, dental schools and veterinary schools.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2019-20 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 66 credit hours.

Tuition $8,712.00 $22,308.00 $24,750.00
Fees $924.00 $924.00 $924.00
Course Fees * $189.00 * $189.00 * $189.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,825.00 $23,421.00 $25,863.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.