These professions typically require that students earn a bachelor's degree prior to admission, and many students choose to complete an Associate of Science degree in biology while at TJC.

Students should meet with an academic advisor to review the course requirements for their field of interest and customize the degree plan accordingly. Acceptance into professional schools is competitive and applicants must demonstrate above-average academic ability, adult maturity and a strong motivation for their chosen field.

In addition to coursework, many programs require shadowing or volunteer experience as part of the application requirements, and all feel that it is extremely important.

What our Students Say

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"TJC sciences prepared me for dental school. The subjects for the Dental Aptitude Test were directly from the courses I took at TJC."

Kurt Harman, D.D.S.
Hill County Dental and Clark Dental Group, TJC 2008-2010

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"TJC prepared me well for the rigors of Texas A&M’s veterinary program. My instructors were excellent and invested in my success. We are fortunate to have such a quality institution in East Texas."

Bryan Ramsey, DVM
South Tyler Animal Clinic