The practice of pharmacy requires detailed knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of drugs as well as their particular biologic effects. Pharmacists practice in a variety of settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, drug industries, and government agencies. Pharmacists may provide patient care, teach at colleges and universities, or may perform pharmaceutical research. The coursework generally requires a minimum of two full-time academic years of study. Most students require at least three years to complete prerequisite course work.
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Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Communicate pharmaceutical information using oral, written, or digital presentation techniques.
- Solve problems with scientific methods.
- Use proper laboratory techniques.
- Identify issues involving pharmacology in society.
- Explain the physical and chemical properties of drugs as well as their particular biologic effects.
- Integrate concepts from several disciplines around a central pharmacological theme.
- Illustrate scientific data with graphs, tables, or text.
- Use chemical instrumentation.
- Find scientific literature.
- Evaluate scientific literature.
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You will benefit from participation in any of these student organizations:
- Club of Medical and Natural Sciences - southeast campus
- Engineering and Science Association - northeast campus
- MAD (Making A Difference) Scientist Club - west campus
- Science Club - metro campus
For more information speak with your science professor or inquire at the Student Life office on campus.
View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Pre-Pharmacy AS Program Map