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Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.
Total Credit Hours: 65-69 credits
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.
|General Education Requirements (39-42)|
|Mathematics||MAT 180||Calculus and Analytic Geometry||5|
|English Composition I
English Composition II
|Social Science||HIS 101 or 102 or 115 or 270 or POL 101 or 102||U.S. History or Government||3|
|Natural Science||CHM 115
|General Chemistry I
General Biology I
|Elective**||4 of the listed
|See course descriptions in catalog**||12-15|
|Core Course Requirements (26-27 credits)|
|General Biology II
Anatomy & Physiology I and lab
|General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry lab
|Physics||PHY 150/153||General Physics I with lab||4|
|College Requirement (1)|
|For first time college students.||COL 101||College Success Seminar -||1|
|Electives (30 credits)|
|BIO 251A/251B||Anatomy & Physiology II With lab||4|
|CHM 222||Quantitative Analysis||3|
|ECO 110 or 120||Micro or Macro Economics||3|
|HIT 110||Medical Terminology||3|
|PHY 151/154||General Physics II With Lab||4|
|PSY 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Total Required Hours: 65-69 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.
- COL 101 is an SCC requirement for all first-time college students.
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
|First Semester (16-17 credits)|
|MAT 180||Calculus and Analytic Geometry I*||5|
|CHM 115||General Chemistry I||5|
|ENG 101||English Composition I*||3|
|SPE 101||Oral Communication||3|
|COL 101||College Success Seminar||1|
|Second Semester (16-17 credits)|
|CHM 116||General Chemistry II||5|
|BIO 150||General Biology I||5|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3|
|Third Semester (17 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 (14-16 credits)|
|CHM 241||Organic Chemistry II (Spring only)||3|
|CHM 243||Organic Chemistry Lab (Spring only)||2|
|HIS/POL||U.S. History or Government||3|
|Total Hours Required for Graduation: 66-69 credits|
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