About the Pre-Pharmacy Program

A pharmacist is responsible for filling and dispensing medication, as well as assisting patients with any question they might have about their medication. In order to become a doctor of pharmacy and receive a Pharm. D., students must graduate from pharmacy school. Entrance requirements for pharmacy school vary greatly, but one standard is the PCAT, or Pharmacy College Admission Test.

There are a wide variety of career opportunities. These range from work in corporate chains or hospitals to working in a privately owned pharmacy as an entrepreneur. Requirements beyond core classes include: CHEM 208 Analytical Chemistry, COMM 211 Presentational Speaking, ECON 201 Basic Economic Theory, and PCAT.

Program curriculum:

CORE 101: Drury Seminar
BIOL 172: Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Inheritance
BIOL 182: Evolution
BIOL 200: Ecology
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy
CHEM 208/L: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 238/238L: Inorganic Chemistry
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 227: Statistics
PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II
CHEM 315/315L: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 415/415L: Advanced Organic Chemistry
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
BIOL 208: Microbiology
BIOL 305: Medical Terminology
BIOL 322: Genetics
BIOL 324: Cell and Molecular Biology
COMM 211: Presentational Speaking
PLSC 101: Government and Politics US

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