Pre-Pharmacy A.S.

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Pre-Pharmacy A.S.

Department: Science

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.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists in Missouri earn on average $121,500 per year.

Required Courses

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
General Education Requirements (39-42 credits)
Mathematics MAT 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5
Communication ENG 101
ENG 102
SPE 101
English Composition I
English Composition II
Oral Communication
Social Science

HIS 101, 102, 115, 270, POL 101, or 102

U.S. History or Government 3
Natural Science CHM 115
BIO 150
General Chemistry I
General Biology I
Elective** 4 of the listed
See course descriptions in catalog** 12-15
Core Course Requirements (26-27 credits)
Biology BIO 151
BIO 250A/250B
General Biology II
Anatomy & Physiology I and lab
Chemistry CHM 116
CHM 240
CHM 241
CHM 243
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 credit)
COL 101 College Success Seminar  1
Electives Options
BIO 251A/251B Anatomy & Physiology II With lab 4
BIO 246 Microbiology 4
CHM 222 Quantitative Analysis 3
ECO 110 or 120 Micro or Macro Economics 3
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 3
Any PHL 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: 66-69 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 (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
Elective** 3-4
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 (16-20 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
Electives** 8-12
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 66-69 credits

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Monica Hall-Woods,
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