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Pre-Pharmacy - Associate in Science

Program Code - CIP Code: PRE.PHARM.AS/24.0101
Credits Required: 62
Academic Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology


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

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 0206 Ethics* 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 6
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
MATH 0120 Calculus I **(Non-Engineering) 3
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 33
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Pre-Pharmacy Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0261 Microbiology 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab 2
BIOL 0271 Physiology 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab 1
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 0213 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
CHEM 0212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
NASC 0231 OR
NASC 0131
General Physics I and Lab OR
Introductory Physics I AND
Introductory Physics Laboratory
Total Hours for Pre-Pharmacy Requirements 28
*See course syllabi for Pre-Pharmacy course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Science in Pre-Pharmacy Degree 62
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