Asian Studies

Asian Studies Minor

Affiliation: Department of Language and Culture

Asian Study courses focus on people’s from Asia with their cultures, languages, literatures, music, philosophy, religion, history, business, and film.

Languages are not required; however eight units of language can be accepted towards the minor in Asian Studies.

Selected list of courses that count for the Minor of Asian Studies:

CUL 107A or B- Theory and Practice of Culture

CUL 117 – Women’s Literature in Translation

PHI 21- 152

PHI 180- Chinese Philosophy

RST 161- Introduction to World Religions

HIS 150- Introduction to Asian History

ENG 126- The American Experience

BUS 183- Management Seminar

Travel Study courses to Asian areas

Other global courses that include China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines…

Total units required: 18

Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy

Departmental Affiliation: Pre-Professional Health Advisors are in the Biology and the Physical Sciences/Mathematics Departments

Medical, dental, and pharmacy schools accept students from any academic major. However, a strong background in science, including chemistry, biology and mathematics, is recommended and/or required for entrance into most professional health programs. Common undergraduate coursework requirements include the following Mount St. Mary’s courses:

General biology, one year: BIO 1/1L; BIO 2/2L (10 units)

General (inorganic) chemistry, one year: CHE 1A/1D/1AL; CHE 1B/1BL (10 units)

Organic chemistry, one year: CHE 6A/6AL; CH 6B/6BL (10 units)

Physics with lab, one year: PHY 1A or 11A; PHY 1B or 11B and PHY 1L (8 units)

Calculus, one year: MTH 5A; MTH 5B (8 units)

English, one year: ENG 1A/1B (6 units)

Specific requirements for different professional health schools vary; be sure to check the requirements of the school in which you are interested. Other required or recommended courses may include upper division science courses in biology, biochemistry and chemistry, as well as statistics, sociology, psychology and ethics.

Professional health school admissions are competitive. A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 is preferable, but applicants with GPAs of 3.0 may be considered for admission if there are additional educational experiences such as undergraduate research and volunteer service.

Your performance on the admissions test is important: the Medical School Admission Test (MCAT), the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), and the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) may be given substantial weight by professional schools. In general, the sections of these tests are similar to the required undergraduate coursework.

Please work with your academic advisor to design a curriculum that will satisfy the requirements for the health professional school of your choice.