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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-pharmacy, Transfer Program two-year, non-degree

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A two-year, non-degree program of study is offered to prepare students to apply to a four-year doctoral program in pharmacy (a 2+4 program). Most schools and colleges of pharmacy require 60-75 credits in their two-year pre-pharmacy phase, depending on the number of general education credits required. Individual programs vary in the general education courses they require, such as economics, social science, humanities, and fine arts, so students should consult those programs accordingly. The pre-pharmacy concentration is a time-intensive program that students will need to commit to upon entering the University. Students are encouraged to take summer courses to reduce the number of credits taken each semester. If students choose not to take summer courses, they should consider extending the program to three years. If students do well in this program of study, they will be competitive with students from other universities applying for entry into professional pharmacy programs. The prepharmacy program is not a degree program, but if students decide not to transfer after two years, they will be well along the path toward earning a B.S. in biology. For further information, students may contact a pre-health professions advisor within the Department of Biological Sciences: Dr. David Champlin, Dr. Rachel Simons, or Dr. Jeff Walker.

Program Requirements

Minimum number of credits required for the pre-pharmacy program, including general education requirements: 70. A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses listed below. Although there is not a degree in pre-pharmacy, the pre-pharmacy program is taken within the biology degree program.

All of the following are required (18 credit hours):

In addition, students must fulfill an additional 6-9 credits of general education electives, and some programs require 3 credits of economics.

Mathematics (8 credit hours)

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