Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Transferring to Oregon Health Sciences University

Oregon Health Sciences University

Oregon Health & Science University is a nationally prominent research university and Oregon's only public academic health center. They are located in southwest Portland. They have a School of Medicine, a School of Nursing, a School of Dentistry, and a College of Pharmacy program along with a few other programs. See how many credits you’ll need, GPA requirements, and how to apply on OHSU's Admissions site.

Classes you can take at PCC

These are required classes for specific programs, and the equivalent classes at PCC. OHSU recommends that the majority of science courses be completed at a 4-year university, with no more than 1 year at a community college.

Doctor of Dental Medicine Program
University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
One year sequence General Biology (with lab) BI 211, 212, 213 - Principles of Biology 15
One year sequence General Chemistry (with lab) CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry 15
One year sequence of Physics (with lab) PHY 201, 202 & 203 General Physics 12
English Composition WR 121 & 122 English Composition 8
All additional courses will be taken at a 4-year school. Pass/No Pass grades are not accepted. Approximately 75 students are admitted each year.
Doctor of Medicine Program
University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
One year of General Biology (with lab) to include one genetics course BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology 15
One course of General Chemistry (with lab) CH 221 General Chemistry 5
One course of Organic Chemistry (with lab) CH 241 Organic Chemistry (CH 223 is a prerequisite) 5
One Biochemistry course -Take at 4-year institution. PCC offers CH 211 Introduction to Biochemistry which may be useful before taking Biochemistry -
One year of Physics (with lab) PHY 201, 202, 203 General Physics 12
One college-level math course (not including statistics). Statistics strongly recommended. MTH 111 College Algebra or higher MTH 243 Statistics -strongly recommended 5
Two academic years of humanities and/or social sciences. Select from Arts & Letters/Social Science departments Varies
One English composition course WR 121 English Composition 4
Approximately 146 students are admitted each year.
Nursing
OHSU Requirement PCC Equivalent Course Credits
Anatomy & Physiology BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Physiology 12
Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4
English Composition WR 121 & 122 English Composition.  If you take WR 121 & 122 for 4 credits, then additional writing is not required. If WR 121 & 122 were taken for 3 credits each, then you need to take an additional writing course: WR 123, 222, or 227. 8
Human Development lifespan PSY 215 Human Development 4
Social Science Electives Social Science Electives – Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, and Criminal Justice 8
Electives Choose from Humanities, Social Science, or Science 9
Approximately 40 students are admitted to the Portland Campus each year.
Nursing (accelerated)
University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/lab BI 231, 232, & 233 Anatomy & Physiology 12
Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4
Human Growth and Development (lifespan) PSY 215 Human Development 4
Microbiology w/lab BI 234 Microbiology 5
Introduction to Genetics BI 233 will meet this requirement. If you have taken Anatomy & Physiology at another institution and there was not a genetics component to your courses, PCC's BI 102 Biology, BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations, BI 122 Intro to Human Anatomy & Phys. II, BI 212 Principles of Biology, and BI 222 Human Genetics will meet the requirement.  
Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I - must have been taken within the last 5 years if applying to the BSN to Masters in Nursing 5
32 students are admitted for the summer cohort and 32 students for the fall cohort to the Portland Campus.
Physician Assistant
University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
One year of General Biology or Cell Biology (with lab) BI 211, 212, & 213 Principles of Biology 15
One year of General, Inorganic, Organic Chemistry (with lab) or Biochemistry CH 221, 222, & 223 General Chemistry 15
One year Human Anatomy & Physiology (with lab) Must be completed within 7 years of PA program matriculation BI 231, 232, & 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 12
Microbiology (with lab) BI 234 Microbiology 5
Statistics MTH 243 Statistics 5
General or Developmental Psychology PSY 201A Gen Psychology or PSY 215 Human Development 4
Radiation Therapy
University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Associate Degree in Radiologic Tech

PCC Associate of Applied Science in Radiography Including MTH 111 & 112 and WR 121, 122, & 227 119 total 
Or complete the following coursework
Anatomy & Physiology BI 231, 232, & 233 Anatomy & Physiology 12
Chemistry including Organic & Biochemistry CH 104, 105, & 106 General Chemistry 15
College Algebra, MTH 111 & 112 MTH 111 College Algebra and MTH 112 Elementary Functions 5, 5
Physics to include electricity & magnetism PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics 12
Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4
English Composition, WR 121, 122, 227 WR 121, 122, & 227 12
Arts & Letters Courses ENG courses, ART 101, 102, 103, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, MUS 105, 106, 108, 201A, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, TA 101, 274, 200-level foreign language 9 Minimum
Human Development PSY 215 Human Development 4
Other Social Science courses ATH, EC, HST, PS, PSY, SOC, WS 5 Minimum

Don't see your major? This is not a complete list of all the majors you can transfer into at this school. If you don't see your major, you just need to research program requirements on your transfer school's website. See how to transfer from PCC to a four-year school.

Heads up! We do our best to keep this site current, but transfer requirements tend to change without warning. Always check with an advisor at your transfer school before making your final decision about classes.