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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-Pharmacy, A.A.


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This curriculum is designed to help students select courses which are likely to apply to a pre-Pharmacy program. The courses listed are suggested courses which are designed to satisfy requirements in the Associate in Science degree program at PSC and to provide the basis for transferring to a four-year institution.

The practice of clinical pharmacy promotes optimal, safe and appropriate drug use by patients. The clinical pharmacist is trained in all aspects of drug therapy management and patient drug education. The pre-Pharmacy program provides students with the foundation course work necessary to meet the prerequisites for admission to a school of pharmacy. Pharmacy schools require applicants to complete two years of prepharmacy course work. The colleges of Pharmacy then offer the final four years of a six-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). Admission to these programs is very competitive.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (41)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (5 credits)


Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (9 credits)


Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E  including:

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (21)


Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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