Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills using scientific and mathematical knowledge
  • Gain strong interpersonal and communication skills for future patient-centered care
  • Understand the foundational concepts of chemistry, biology, mathematics, and other subjects that are a foundation for future study in a pharmacy program

Program plan

General Education Requirements (32 hours)

Communication (9 hours)
COMM 171 Introduction to Public Speaking
LBST 175 Academic Writing I: Education & Experience
LBST 180 Academic Writing II: Vocation & Experience

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 hours)
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective I*
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective II*

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)
Economics (Microeconomics or Macroeconomics)
Behavioral/Social Science Elective I*

Quantitative Reasoning (3 hours)
MATH 181 Calculus for the Social and Life Sciences

Scientific Reasoning (8 hours)
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
CHEM 105 General Chemistry Laboratory

Additional Pharmacy Prerequisites (35 hours)
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology and Evolution
BIOL 105 Life Forms and Functions
BIOL 245 Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture)
BIOL 246 Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture)
BIOL 256 Microbiology (lecture)
CHEM 206 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 305 Biochemistry
MATH 220 Applied Statistical Methods
SCIE 215 Life Systems
Behavioral/Social Science Elective II*

Total General Education hours: 32 hours
Pre-Pharmacy hours: 35 hours
Total curriculum requirements: 67 hours

*At least one elective course must focus on cultural diversity. Examples of courses that fulfill this prerequisite are: sociology, cultural anthropology, cultural geography, world literature, world religions, gender studies,or cultural studies in specific languages other than the student’s native language.

NOTE: Completion of this non-degree program does not guarantee admission to colleges/schools of pharmacy,and students should meet with a pharmacy admissions advisor at the college/university to which the individual intends to apply to learn about any additional requirements.

Course descriptions