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.

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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.
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (39-42 credits)
Mathematics MAT 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 5
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 or
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State and Local Government
Natural Science CHM 115 General Chemistry I 5
BIO 150 General Biology I 5
Elective** 4 of the listed
electives**
See course descriptions in catalog** 12-15
Core Course Requirements (26-27 credits)
Biology BIO 151 General Biology II 5
BIO 250A/250B Anatomy & Physiology I 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
College Requirement (1 credit)
Electives Options
BIO 251A/251B Anatomy & Physiology II With lab 4
BIO 246 Microbiology 4
CHM 222 Quantitative Analysis 3
ECO 110 or Principles of Macroeconomics or 3
ECO 120 Principles of Microeconomics
HIM 110 Medical Terminology 3
Any PHL Any Philosophy 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.
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 (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
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
Any HIS or Any History or 2
Any POL Any Political Science
Electives** 8-12

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 66-69 credits

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

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