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 Arts 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.