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Pre-Pharmacy Program - No Degree awarded

A student interested in pre-pharmacy studies can satify the entrance requirements of most pharmacy schools with a major in chemistry, using the minimum requirements for the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, supplemented with the requirements in biology as set by the pharmacy school of choice. Because several satisfactory academic plans exist, pre-pharmacy students are urged to seek the early advice of the departmental advisor.

Pre-professional Program Requirements

Pre-Pharmacy- 72 credits minimum recommended in a Program similar to the first two years of the Biochemistry degree option. See the adviser for further details.
Required Courses: 72 credits

First Year: 40 credits
BIOL 171 Biology I (5)
BIOL 172 Biology II (5)
BIOL 173 Biology III (5)
CHEM 151 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 153 General Chemistry (5)
ENGL 101 College Composition: Exposition and Argumentation (5)
ENGL 201 College Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation (5)

Second Year: 32 credits

BIOL 301 Microbiology (5)
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 353 Organic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry Lab I (3)
CHEM 373 Organic Chemistry Lab II (3)
MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
MATH 380 Elementary Probability and Statistics (5)

Other Suggested Courses: 19 credits
CMST 200 Introduction to Speech Communications (4)
CSCD 210 Programming Principles I (5)
or CSCD 198 Introduction to Programming (5)
ECON 100 General Education Economics (5)
PSYC 100 General Psychology (5)

Recommended Courses for Optional Third Year:
BIOL 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology (5)
BIOL 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology (5)
BIOL 234 Human Anatomy & Physiology (5) or
BIOL 332 Human Neural, Musc. & Skel. Systems (5)
BIOL 333 Human Cardiopul. and Renal Systems (5)
BIOL 334 Human Regulatory & Visceral Systems (4)
BIOL 302 Botany (5)
BIOL 310 Fundamentals of Genetics (5)
BIOL 335 Elementary Medical Microbiology (5)
BIOL 420 Epidemiology (5)
BIOL 421 Medical Bacteriology (5)
BIOL 432 Virology (5)
BIOL 435 Biology of Cancer (5)
BIOL 490 Bio. Sr. Capstone: Integ. St. In Physiology - Animal (5)
CHEM 350 Principles of Pharmacology (2)
CHEM 357 Neuropharmacology (2)
CHEM 480 Biochemistry (5)
CHEM 481 Intermediary Metabolism (5)
CHEM 483 Biochemistry Lab (2) 

Click here to get a list of requirements and a sample schedule.

 Advisors:  Dr. Nick Burgis, Dr. Jeff Corkill, Dr. Ken Raymond

What will I study?

Students will study biology, chemistry, mathematics for the first 2-3 years. Students will apply to pharmacy school after the second or third year at Eastern Washington University. If not accepted, students are encouraged to complete the optional third year then apply again to the pharmacy school.

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Emphasis is on chemistry, biology and mathematics coursework.

What could I do with my degree?

  • Pharmacy work
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