Pre-Pharmacy A.S.

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Pre-Pharmacy A.S.

Department: Science

Total Credit Hours: 69-71 credits

What Is Pre-Pharmacy A.S.?

This Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy degree program prepares students to transfer to a pharmacy school. Because requirements vary at each pharmacy school, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

Salary Outlook

123K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists in Missouri earn a mean average $123,610 per year.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Pharmacy Careers

SCC graduates with a Pre-Pharmacy A.S. degree are employed in a range of careers including, but not limited to: pharmacist, pharmacologist, sales representative, pharmacy technician and pharmacy aide.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (27 credits)
Mathematics MAT 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government 
POL 102 or State and Local Government 
Natural Science CHM 115 General Chemistry I 5
BIO 150 General Biology I 5
Core Course Requirements (30 credits)
Biology BIO 151 General Biology II 5
BIO 250A/250B Anatomy & Physiology I and lab 4
BIO 251A/251B Anatomy & Physiology II and lab 4
Chemistry CHM 116 General Chemistry II 5
CHM 240 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 241 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 243 Organic Chemistry lab 2
Physics PHY 150/153 General Physics I with lab 4
Electives** - Choose 4 Courses From Below (12-15 credits)
BIO 246 Microbiology 4
CHM 222 Quantitative Analysis 3
ECO 110 or Principles of Macroeconomics  3
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PHY 151/154 General Physics II With Lab 4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 210 Sociology of Health & Healthcare 3
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics 3
HUM Any Humanities Course 3
Total Required Hours: 69-72 credits

*The Academic Skills Assessment or appropriate ACT scores are required before enrolling math or English classes.


** Check with transfer institution to see which courses are required.


Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

The bolded courses are required for application to SIUE, STL COP and UMKC pharmacy schools. All other courses are required for one or more of the listed pharmacy schools.

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
First Semester (16 credits)
MAT 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I* 5
CHM 115 General Chemistry I 5
ENG 101 English Composition I* 3
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Second Semester (19-21 credits)
CHM 116 General Chemistry II 5
BIO 150 General Biology I 5
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective** 6-8
Third Semester (16 credits)
BIO 151 General Biology 5
CHM 240 Organic Chemistry I 3
PHY 150/153 General Physics I and Lab 4
BIO 250A/250B Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab 4
Fourth Semester (18-19 credits)
CHM 241 Organic Chemistry II (Spring only) 3
CHM 243 Organic Chemistry Lab (Spring only) 2
HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 
HIS 270 or History of Missouri 
POL 101 American Government
POL 102 State and Local Government
Electives** Choose 2 Electives 6-7

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 69-72 credits

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

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