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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:

BIOL 172: Molecular Biology 
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Inheritance 
BIOL 182: Evolution
CHEM 208: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 208-L: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 238: Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 238-L: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 315: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 315-L: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 336: Biochemistry
CHEM 415: Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHEM 415-L: Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CORE 101: Drury Seminar
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
MATH 227: Statistics
MATH 231: Calculus I
PHYS 211: General Physics I 
PHYS 212: General Physics II

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