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Pre-Pharmacy AS Degree 201​7-1​8

​Pharmacy

​Pre-Pharmacy AS Degree

Schoolcraft program code # A​S.00403

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. 

​Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Download the Curriculum GuidePre-Pharmacy AS Degree

First Year - Fall Semester
PHARM 101
Introduction to Pharmacy
3
MATH 150
Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1
5
BIOL 120
Principles of Biology 1
5
CHEM 111
General Chemistry 1
4

Total Credits: 17

First Year - Winter Semester
ENG 101
English Composition 1
3
BIOL 130
Principles of Biology 2
5
CHEM 117
General Chemistry 2 and Qualitative Analysis
5
Social Science*
Select one General Education Social Science course
3-4

Total Credits: 16-17

First Year - Spring Session
Humanities*
Select one General Education Humanities course
3-4
Social Science*
Select one General Education Social Science course
3-4

Total Credits: ​6-8

Second Year - Fall Semester
CHEM 213
Organic Chemistry 1
5
BIOL 237
Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
4
ENG 102
English Composition 2
3
PHYS 181
General Physics 1
4

Total Credits: 16

Second Year - Winter Semester
CHEM 214
Organic Chemistry 2
5
BIOL 238
Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
4
PHYS 182
General Physics 2
4
Humanities*
Select one General Education Humanities course
3-4

Total Credits: 16-17

Second Year - Spring Session
BIOL 243
Microbiology
4
PHARM 201
Capstone—Portfolio Preparation
1
Select Social Science or Humanities courses if needed to fulfill MACRAO*

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.

Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with a counselor or advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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



 

 

Schoolcraft Degree and Program Code AS - Associate in Science
#AS.00042
Another program code may be specified for specific programs, such as the Pre-Pharmacy program.
Description The associate in science (AS) degree is for students who plan to pursue baccalaureate degree in a science-related field. Schoolcraft students may complete the degree by following the requirements specified by the transfer institution and Schoolcraft College (SC).
Degree Focus Transfer: Completion of a broad distribution of liberal arts courses in the English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences distribution areas that may be used to meet transfer requirements toward a baccalaureate degree with an intended focus toward the sciences and related fields.
Some liberal arts courses cannot be used to satisfy the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). Please see your advisor, counselor or review the MTA course list on schoolcraft.edu/transfer and select “Michigan Transfer Agreement”.
English Communication Minimum 6 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two English communication courses within a set of courses.
ENG 101 and ENG 102* or ENG 102 and ENG 221* or
ENG 102 and COMA 103* or ENG 221 and COMA 103*
Humanities* Minimum 4 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two humanities courses from two different disciplines.
Art, Communication Arts, English (Literature), Foreign Language, History+, Humanities, Music, Philosophy or Theatre
Mathematics

Natural Sciences
Minimum 20 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of one mathematics course from Schoolcraft’s approved Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) course list.
Completion of a minimum of two natural science courses from two different disciplines.
One must be a lab science course.
Biology, Chemistry, Geography+, Geology, Nutrition or Physics
Social Sciences* Minimum 6 credit hours.
Completion of a minimum of two social science courses from two different disciplines.
Anthropology, Geography+, History+, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology
Major Area of Study

General Electives
Minimum 24 credit hours in liberal arts courses that satisfy transfer and academic goals and requirements.
Course Level All courses that apply to this degree must be at the 100-through 400-level with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
Credit Requirement Minimum 60 credit hours.
Institutional Requirements Completion of all Schoolcraft College Core Abilities and a minimum of 16 credit hour associate-level Schoolcraft College General Education requirements in English, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences.
The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) may be used to fulfill the Schoolcraft College General Education requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences distribution area. Additionally, students may not use COMA 103* to satisfy both the humanities and English communications distribution area.
Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
Types of Courses There are three (3) types of courses that may be used toward fulfilling associate degrees at Schoolcraft College:
  1. Liberal ArtsL courses will typically transfer to another institution. They provide general knowledge and theory in the arts, language and communication, humanities, natural sciences, math and social sciences.
  2. Schoolcraft-only General Education courses are a set of Liberal Arts courses which provide general knowledge and application opportunities. Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.
  3. Occupational courses (BOLD) have a direct career relationship and focus on developing necessary knowledge and skills to enter the work force within the chosen field of study.
    Courses may or may not transfer to another institution. No SC occupational courses may be used toward SC General Education or to meet the requirements for MTA.
Occupational or Schoolcraft-only General Education courses may not account for more than 15 credits in this degree.
Courses that may transfer or be used toward fulfilling the requirements of general education at Schoolcraft College may be found on Schoolcraft College’s General Education and Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list. While applied or occupational courses provide immediate skill-building opportunities, their transferability and value should be discussed with a counselor or academic advisor.
Key ITALICIZED text = Courses that may only be used to satisfy Schoolcraft General Education requirements, but do not qualify to meet MTA requirements.
Non-ITALICIZED text = Every non-italicized course on this list may be used to satisfy the requirements of MTA.
* = Only these courses or combination of courses may be used to satisfy the final requirement for MTA Mathematics or English Communications.
Superscript L = Lab Science
Subscript X = Schoolcraft-only General Education. (Courses may or may not transfer to another institution.)
Superscript + = Students may not use the same History course to satisfy both the humanities and social sciences or COMA 103* to satisfy both humanities and English communications. Only certain Geography courses can be used for a natural science or social science course.
BOLD = Occupational Courses

Job Outlook

National Median Salaries for Pharmacy Positions

  • Pharmacist: $116,670​

Unless otherwise specified, salary data is sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), Glassdoor.com or Career Cruising, an online resource available through our Career Services office (www.schoolcraft.edu/career services). Earnings may vary based on experience, education and location.


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