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The Professional Health pre-major prepares students to transfer into professional health programs at bachelor's degree granting institutions and beyond. Many students in the Professional Health pre-major transfer to complete bachelor’s degrees in a relevant major, such as biology or kinesiology, before applying to a professional program such as pharmacy, medicine, or veterinary medicine. The pre-major features a rigorous focus on math and science to ensure that students are on an efficient path and are ready for their future studies and career. Specific transfer agreements are available for transferring to four-year colleges, including the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
The Professional Health pre-major does not provide certification to work as a healthcare professional. Students in this pre-major transfer to complete their bachelor's degree or professional school prerequisites at another institution. Successful completion of relevant certification exam(s) may also be required.
Madison College also offers a Pre-BSN Nursing pre-major for students preparing to enter a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (R.N.) program at another institution.
If you will be applying to a program that requires or recommends hands-on patient care experience, consider completing the following Madison College courses, which will prepare you to take the certification exam to work as a Nursing Assistant or Emergency Medical Technician while you complete your degree:
- Nursing Assistant
- Emergency Medical Technician 1
- Emergency Medical Technician 2
For details, contact faculty advisor Dr. Jeannine Szczech at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Check how your courses transfer within the UW System
Students earning the Associate of Science degree can attend full or part-time.
Liberal Arts Transfer classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
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- Madison - Truax
- Madison - South
- Madison - West
- Fort Atkinson
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.60 credits minimum to complete the program by satisfying the all requirements as defined.English and Speech (9 credits)Six credits must be in composition - English 1 and one other composition course (English 2 recommended). Three credits must be in public-speakingComposition Courses20-801-2013 credits20-801-2023 credits20-801-2453 credits20-801-2463 credits20-801-2514 credits20-801-2563 creditsPublic Speaking Courses10-801-1983 credits20-801-2693 credits20-810-2023 credits20-810-2113 creditsHealth/Wellness/Physical Education (1 credit)Completion of one of the listed courses is required.Physical Education Courses20-807-2101 credit20-807-2131 credit20-807-2141 credit20-807-2151 credit20-807-2192 credits20-807-2231 credit20-807-2451 credit20-807-2471 credit20-807-2481 credit20-807-2501 credit20-807-2541 credit20-807-2552 credits20-807-2582 credits20-807-2641 credit20-807-2662 credits20-807-2671 credit20-807-2682 credits20-807-2691 credit20-807-2721 creditHumanities/Fine Arts (6 credits)Select one literature course. Completion of one course from one additional discipline is required. Choose from the following disciplines: art, drama, film, music, world languages, writing and communication, and interdisciplinary humanities. Remaining credits to fulfill the requirement can be selected from any Humanities and Fine Arts courses offered within the AS degree, including literature.Art Courses20-815-2003 credits20-815-2013 credits20-815-2053 credits20-815-2103 credits20-815-2113 credits20-815-2153 credits20-815-2193 credits20-815-2203 credits20-815-2213 credits20-815-2283 credits20-815-2333 credits20-815-2353 credits20-815-2393 credits20-815-2413 credits20-815-2533 credits20-815-2543 credits20-815-2903 credits20-815-2913 credits20-815-2933 credits20-815-2943 credits20-815-2953 credits20-815-2963 creditsDrama Courses20-810-2303 credits20-810-2353 credits20-810-2363 credits20-810-2383 credits20-810-2451 credit20-810-2461 credit20-810-2601 credit20-810-2612 credits20-810-2623 credits20-810-2633 credits20-810-2701 creditFilm Courses20-810-2503 credits20-810-2543 creditsLiterature Courses20-801-2043 credits20-801-2073 credits20-801-2113 credits20-801-2123 credits20-801-2133 credits20-801-2143 credits20-801-2173 credits20-801-2183 credits20-801-2213 credits20-801-2223 credits20-801-2263 credits20-801-2273 credits20-801-2293 credits20-801-2303 credits20-801-2503 creditsMusic Courses20-805-2021 credit20-805-2031 credit20-805-2051 credit20-805-2073 credits20-805-2111 credit20-805-2121 credit20-805-2161 credit20-805-2171 credit20-805-2191 credit20-805-2201 credit20-805-2211 credit20-805-2221 credit20-805-2273 credits20-805-2293 credits20-805-2603 credits20-805-2701 credit20-805-2711 credit20-805-2783 credits20-805-2791 credit20-805-2801 credit20-805-2811 credit20-805-2821 creditPhilosophy Courses10-809-1033 credits10-809-1663 credits20-809-2583 credits20-809-2603 credits20-809-2614 credits20-809-2623 credits20-809-2633 credits20-809-2643 credits20-809-2663 credits20-809-2763 creditsWorld Languages Courses20-802-2114 credits20-802-2124 credits20-802-2134 credits20-802-2144 credits20-802-2153 credits20-802-2183 credits20-802-2214 credits20-802-2224 credits20-802-2234 credits20-802-2244 credits20-802-2263 credits20-802-2303 credits20-802-2313 credits20-802-2323 credits20-802-2403 credits20-802-2413 creditsWriting and Communication Courses10-801-1953 credits10-801-1963 credits10-801-1973 credits20-801-2403 credits20-801-2413 credits20-801-2423 credits20-801-2433 credits20-801-2443 credits20-801-2453 credits20-801-2463 credits20-801-2493 credits20-801-2514 credits20-801-2523 credits20-801-2533 credits20-801-2563 credits20-801-2623 credits20-801-2711 credit20-801-2721 credit20-801-2732 credits20-801-2742 credits20-810-2003 credits20-810-2053 credits20-810-2063 creditsInterdisciplinary Humanities Courses20-801-2543 credits20-802-2611 credit20-802-2621 credit20-802-2802 credits20-810-2673 creditsMathematics and Statistics (7 credits)Basic Statistics is required. Select one additional mathematics course at the level of College Algebra or higher.Required Statistics courseSelect at least one of the following Mathematics courses.Mathematics Courses20-804-2103 credits20-804-2113 credits20-804-2123 credits20-804-2133 credits20-804-2143 credits20-804-2203 credits20-804-2215 credits20-804-2295 credits20-804-2315 credits20-804-2325 credits20-804-2335 credits20-804-2413 credits20-804-2553 credits20-804-2563 credits20-804-2653 creditsNatural Science (13-15 credits)Complete the listed courses under the selected science option.Consult with your advisor to determine which set of courses are best for your intended transfer program (major and transfer institution).Option 1 (nursing path) Chemistry portion (select one):20-806-2015 creditsOption 1 (nursing path) Biology portion (both courses):20-806-2074 credits20-806-2084 creditsOption 2 (pre-med or PA path):20-806-2715 credits20-806-2725 creditsOption 3 (alternate PA path):20-806-2035 credits20-806-2155 creditsSocial Science (6 credits)Required Psychology CourseRequired Sociology CourseElectives (18 credits)Consult with your advisor to determine which courses are best for your intended transfer program (major and transfer institution).Professional Health Elective Choices:10-809-1593 credits10-809-1883 credits20-802-2114 credits20-802-2124 credits20-802-2134 credits20-802-2144 credits20-802-2153 credits20-802-2214 credits20-802-2224 credits20-802-2234 credits20-802-2244 credits20-802-2303 credits20-802-2313 credits20-802-2323 credits20-802-2403 credits20-802-2413 credits20-804-2133 credits20-804-2315 credits20-804-2325 credits20-804-2335 credits20-806-2035 credits20-806-2043 credits20-806-2064 credits20-806-2074 credits20-806-2084 credits20-806-2125 credits20-806-2155 credits20-806-2215 credits20-806-2225 credits20-806-2235 credits20-806-2245 credits20-806-2745 credits20-806-2764 credits20-807-2192 credits20-807-2552 credits20-806-2564 credits20-806-2574 credits20-807-2582 credits20-806-2662 credits20-806-2672 credits20-806-2715 credits20-806-2725 credits20-806-2735 credits20-809-2113 credits20-809-2123 credits20-809-2213 credits20-809-2333 credits20-809-2373 credits20-809-2393 credits20-809-2663 creditsEthnic Studies (One course)Course may also count toward Humanities/Fine Arts, Social Science, or Electives10-809-1723 credits20-801-2073 credits20-801-2123 credits20-801-2133 credits20-801-2143 credits20-803-2163 credits20-801-2223 credits20-803-2143 credits20-803-2383 credits20-803-2403 credits20-803-2443 credits20-805-2293 credits20-809-2523 credits20-809-2833 creditsWorld Languages (One course)May be met with one year in high school with a grade of "C" or better OR one semester in college. College courses may also count toward Humanities/Fine Arts or Electives.If requirement was satisfied with high school courses, email: email@example.com.See World Languages Courses under the Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement above.Literature (One Course)This course may also count toward fulfilling the Humanities and Fine Arts or Electives requirements.See Literature Courses under the Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement above.
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1. Admission Application
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2. Education Completion
Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
- Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
- Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.
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UW System SchoolsThis agreement is in the form of a contract. Students who are eligible to sign the contract and meet the terms of the contract will be guaranteed admission to UW Madison College of Letters and Sciences. Students who do not participate in the transfer contract are eligible and welcome to apply to UW Madison through the regular transfer admissions process.Students who complete the associates of science degree at Madison College will have met the general education requirements at UW Platteville with the exception of Ethnic and Gender Studies (this can be met by taking Madison College 809-172 or 809-217). In addition some engineering majors have specific general education requirements. Students must take both 804231 and 804232 to receive credit for UWP‘s MATH 2640 and 2740. Madison College 806211 and 806212 combine to satisfy Chemistry 1450- Chemistry for Engineers at UWP.Madison College students who have completed an associate of arts or associate of science degree on or after May 7, 2003, will be accepted into he bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree programs at UW Platteville provided they have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on transferable courses. Some majors at UW P may be subject to enrollment caps or higher minimum GPA requirements.Transfer students who have completed the associate of arts or associate of science degree will have satisfied all general education requirements thought additional courses may still be required to meet degree/major requirements.Madison College students who complete the four semester sequence of classes and earn a 2.8 cumulative GPA may transfer to UW Whitewater and have guaranteed admission to the upper-division courses in the College of Business and Economics. Completion of the associates of arts or science degree waives all WU Whitewater general education requirements.Students must complete the associates (arts or science) degree, earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 including coursework from other institutions (2.75 is required for international emphasis), be admitted to UW W and applied to the appropriate journalism emphasis. It is recommended that students take 809172 for their diversity class.
Wisconsin Private SchoolsEntering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.Madison College students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree who are admitted to Carroll University with at least 52 hours of acceptable transfer credit will have the writing seminar waived and will meet all GE1 distribution components in the general education curriculum. In addition, transfer credit may be received for the CCD, GE2 and CCE requirements.A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 60 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 60 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.Students who complete the associate of arts or sciences degree from Madison College will be guaranteed admission to Edgewood College when students transfer directly to Edgewood College within 5 years of completing the associates degree. Students with a completed associates degree will have all their general education requirements met with the exception of world language, religious studies and COR. Students must meet all admissions deadlines. A maximum of 64 credits of college transfer courses with a final grade of C-, or CD, or higher will be considered for transfer. Students may complete the world language and religious studies requirements at Madison College with the proper course selection. Edgewood College‘s COR requirement must be satisfied at Edgewood College. Speak to an advisor about a pathway for education. Contact Edgewood College for more information on COR, world languages and religious studies or if the student plans on transferring prior to completing the degree.Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.Mount Mary University will recognize an earned AA, AS, and AAS degree and guarantee those students junior standing. Outlines main transfer equivalencies.Students who complete a liberal arts associate of science or arts degree will be eligible to have up to 60 credits transfer to Ripon. Students who complete their Associate in Arts or Associate in Science from Madison College with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will matriculate with junior standing.
Out-of-State SchoolsStudents who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.Students graduating with an associate degree from Madison Area Technical College with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
After completing your associate of science degree at Madison College, you will be able to:
- Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
- Engage in collaborative activities in ways that contribute to the achievement of shared goals.
- Exhibit self-awareness and self-management skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
- Recognize the contributions of diverse cultures, historical periods and art forms to the improvement of the human condition in a global society.
- Compute and analyze quantitative data using mathematical, statistical and logical methods to solve problems.
- Explore physical and social environments using scientific tools and methods.
- Communicate with varied audiences by:
- Listening actively in personal and professional relationships.
- Reading and comprehending written materials in the content areas at grade 14 level.
- Synthesizing and organizing information for diverse audiences.
- Research a question by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesizing the results in an academic document.
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