Jul 13, 2024  

Pre-Professional Program in Pharmacy

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D. David Nowack, Coordinator
Halenz Hall (Science Complex)

Entrance requirements to colleges of pharmacy vary; therefore, it is imperative that students familiarize themselves with the requirements of the school of their choice. (Ferris State University [FSU], Wayne State University, and University of Michigan operate accredited colleges of pharmacy in the state of Michigan.) Information about the various schools of pharmacy can be found on the American Associate of Colleges of Pharmacy website: www.aacp.org. The doctor of pharmacy curriculum requires 2 years of pre-pharmacy and 4 years of professional pharmacy education.

The following prepharmacy courses are those required by FSU. FSU offers a calculus course in the summer that satisfies the prepharmacy requirements and require the PCAT for admission. Science courses with a grade of D are not transferable.

Pre-Professional Programs

Although essentially a liberal arts college, the College of Arts & Sciences offers certain pre-professional curricula for students who plan to enter professional schools. For medical and paramedical curricula, Andrews University maintains a special relationship with Loma Linda University.

Pre-pharmacy Curriculum

General Chemistry — 8
English Composition — 6
Foundations of Biology — 10
Communication (COMM 104  or COMM 320 ) — 2 or 3
Introduction to Psychology or Principles of Sociology — 3
Elementary Statistics (STAT 340  or STAT 285 ) — 3
General Microbiology — 4
Organic Chemistry — 8
Calculus (MATH 191 ) — 4
Macroeconomics — 3
Cultural Enrichment (one at 200-level) — 9

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