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Pre-Pharmacy AS Degree

The pre-pharmacy transfer program is designed for students interested in a transferable degree that provides appropriate science content and competencies that will help them as they pursue further study in the field of pharmacy. Students will be introduced to the roles, job opportunities, and some of the timely and important issues in the field of pharmacy.

The pre-pharmacy program provides general education courses at the freshman and sophomore level, with an emphasis on the sciences, in preparation for admission to a university doctoral pharmacy program. Admission to university doctoral pharmacy programs is highly competitive and the transferring institution must be consulted for additional pre-admission requirements.

This program outline provides the framework for a pre-program, but it does not represent a final academic plan for any specific four-year college or university. Students need to be aware that many health profession educational programs require background screening. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in science degree.

Schoolcraft program code # AS.00403
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 17

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 16-17

First Year - Spring Session

  • Humanities* - Select General Education Humanities course - Credits: 3-4
  • Social Science* - Select General Education Social Science course - Credits: 3-4

Total Credits: 6-8

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 16

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 16-17

Second Year - Spring Session

Total Credits: 5

Program Total: 76-80 Credits

* MACRAO transfer agreement requires a minimum of 8 credits in more than one discipline for both Social Science and Humanities distribution areas. When completing MACRAO, 80 credits will be the minimum program total required.

Completion of the pre-pharmacy program does not guarantee admission into a transfer institution’s pharmacy program.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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