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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Pharmacy AS

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Program Description

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.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

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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Student Organizations

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.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Pre-Pharmacy Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 30

(General Education Science requirements are satisfied through Specialized Courses.)

Humanities 6 hours

See General Education Requirements  for the complete list.

Mathematics 6 hours

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 39-43

Total Credit Hours: 69-73

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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