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 and Experience
LBST 180 Academic Writing II: Vocation and Values

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 I Laboratory
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II Laboratory

Additional Pharmacy Prerequisites (35 hours)
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology and Evolution
BIOL 105 Life Forms and Functions
BIOL 245 Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture)
BIOL 246 Anatomy and 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
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