All of the science and math classes you enroll in at NEO will be small, with no more than 35 students per class (most being no more than 20.) Classes are taught by full-time teaching faculty, not graduate assistants. You will have access to the instructors whenever you need help. You will also be advised by science and math faculty who understand the requirements for the degree you seek and can give you professional advice on which courses to take and alternative degrees if you change your mind. With the help of your academic advisor, you can complete all the classes you would take at a university, for half the cost.
All of our graduates transfer to a university to complete a B.S. degree. Many of them will apply to a professional school such as engineering, pharmacy, physical therapy or optometry after one year at the university. Many will complete a B.S. and then apply to schools of medicine or pharmacology. Some will complete a B.S. degree and enter the workforce. NEO graduates in math and science have been quite successful in being admitted to the professional school of their choice. We have several recent graduates that have become doctors, physical therapists, pharmacists, engineers, optometrists and dental hygienists. Some have become science or math teachers and others have gone on to graduate school.
Students in the Pre-Med program take basic science and other courses that will satisfy most of the requirements for admission to schools of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, physicians assistant and others. Graduates transfer to universities and complete the requirements necessary to apply to professional schools. It may require only a few additional courses (as in pharmacy and dentistry) or two years to complete a BS degree before application (the norm for medical school admissions). NEO graduates have been successful in being admitted to schools of pharmacy, medicine, optometry, physical therapy, physicians assistant and others, both in Oklahoma and other states. The specific course requirements vary, depending on which school a student plans to attend after NEO and the professional college they plan to apply to; therefore, an advisor will assist them to assure they select the courses that best fit their needs. Natural Science faculty also advise students who are interested in pursuing other related careers. These include dental hygiene, radiology technologist (x-ray techs), mortuary science, chiropractic, forensics, etc. These students are advised to take courses at NEO that satisfy the requirement for the program in which they plan to apply.
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