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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 contact the Health Professions Advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. David Champlin.