Pre-Pharmacy

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Name: Dr. Gina Mancini-Samuelson (Chemistry and Biochemistry) or Dr. Marcie Myers (Biology)

Pharmacy is included among those fields of a professional nature in which preparatory work can be taken at a four-year liberal arts college. Application for admission to a school of pharmacy may be made either as a transfer student or after having earned a degree from St. Catherine's. In either case, students must complete a series of specific prerequisite courses to be eligible for admission. While prerequisite requirements vary in detail, all emphasize coursework in the natural sciences. However, because pharmacy schools do not require a specific academic major for admission, students may complete these prerequisite courses as part of an undergraduate program that includes any major of the student's choosing.

NOTE: Students are strongly advised to check prerequisites before planning their registration

The prerequisite courses that are often required for admission to pharmacy school include:

BIOL 1710Foundations of Biology I with Lab4
BIOL 2200Introduction to Microbiology with Lab4
or BIOL 3210 Biology of Microorganisms with Lab
Select one of the following:8
Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Lab
and Comparative Animal Physiology
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1120
General Chemistry I with Lab
and General Chemistry II with Lab
8
CHEM 2010
CHEM 2020
Organic Chemistry I with Lab
and Organic Chemistry II with Lab
8
COMM 1030Speaking to Lead and Influence4
ECON 2610Principles of Microeconomics4
MATH 1130Calculus I4
STAT 1090Statistical Analysis (or other statistics course)4
Select one of the following:8
Physics for the Health Sciences I
and Physics for the Health Sciences II with Lab
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
PSYC 1001General Psychology with Lab4
SOCI 1000Principles and Concepts of Sociology4
One English Composition Course4
Total Credits68