Advising for Allied Health Majors

All Edmonds CC students planning on pursuing a career in health care should receive advice on their academic plan from a science faculty advisor. The information provided here is not a substitute for working with a member of the science faculty.

The Biology department at Edmonds CC offers several classes for students who plan to pursue a career in the health care professions. These courses help prepare students for a variety of programs in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physician's Assistant programs, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and others. Students interested in pre-medical, pre-veterinary, or pre-dental degrees should take the classes for science majors.

Course Number Course Title Quarter Offered
BIOL 201 Principles of Biology Fall, Winter 
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology Winter (am), Spring (evening)
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology (2) Spring (am), Summer (evening)
BIOL 250 Microbiology Winter 
NUTR 200 Nutrition Spring 

All of the courses listed above require college (NOT high school) chemistry (CHEM 101 or CHEM 131, with a 2.0 or better) and most (except BIOL 201) require BIOL 201 (2.0 or better) as well.

Course Number Course Title Quarter Offered
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry All quarters
CHEM 102 Introduction to Organic Chemistry Spring quarter

For more information on Biology at Edmonds CC, contact Jenny McFarland.

For more information about academic requirements for specific programs, see the following sites:

Dental Hygiene

Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene Program


Shoreline Community College Nursing Program

Everett Community College Nursing Program

Seattle University Nursing Program


Seattle University Ultrasound Program

Bellevue College Ultrasound Program

Physician's Assistant

University of Washington Physician's Assistant Program

Physical Therapy

University of Washington Physical Therapy Program — For information on required courses needed to enter the Master of PT program at the University of Washington, click on the link for the "Master of PT," then "Requirements", then "Prerequisite Courses."


Bastyr University Nutrition Program


Bastyr University Acupuncture Program


Bastyr University

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Life West

Naturopathic Medicine

Bastyr University

Southwest College

Osteopathic Medicine

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Oriental Medicine

Bastyr University