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Pre-Pharmacy

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students seeking a transfer degree to a 4-year institution:

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer

Academic Advisor: Dr. Ron Budhram

Mission

The following program provides a foundation of general education while fulfilling prerequisites for the study of pharmacy. Students should check specific requirements of the of the pharmacy school where they plan to apply for admission. Students should select honors courses whenever they are offered.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I 3
ENGL0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or  
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 9
 

Humanities Requirements: 6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)

PHIL0206 Ethics 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
Total 6
   
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
  Social Science Elective 6
Total 6
 
Mathematics & Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0135 Principles of Cellular & Molecular Biology 4
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
MATH0120 Calculus I (Non-Engineering)** 3
Total 12
 
Total General Education Requirements 34-35
 
Pre-Pharmacy Requirements
BIOL0261 Microbiology* 3
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory* 2
BIOL0271 Physiology* 3
BIOL0272 Physiology Laboratory* 1
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab* 5
CHEM0211 Organic Chemistry I* 3
CHEM0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab* 2
CHEM0212 Organic Chemistry II* 3
CHEM0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab* 2
NASC0231 General Physics I* or (5)  
NASC0130 Introductory Physics I* and 3
NASC0131 Introductory Physics Laboratory* 1
Total 28-29
Total for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Pharmacy Degree 62-64

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.