PRE-PHARMACY
(PHARM-AA)

PRIMARY ADVISER:    VICKY ELLIS   (ext. 2856)

PROGRAM GOAL:  This program is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in pharmacy.  Students are expected to complete the A.A. degree at a community college or university before applying for admission to the particular college of pharmacy.  Three universities in Florida offer degrees in pharmacy:  FAMU, UF, and SECOP (private).  Currently, these universities offer both B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees; however, the trend is towards eliminating the B.S. in Pharmacy and offering the doctorate only.  It is expected that the Pharm.D. degree will be the entry-level degree for employment in the near future.  Pharmacy programs are highly competitive.  Most schools have 110-120 applicant slots, but receive in excess of 500 applications, a number that is increasing yearly.  Applicants to pharmacy school are expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.2; however, a higher GPA is necessary for an applicant to be competitive.  Those pharmacy schools requiring the PCAT (Pharmacy College Aptitude Test) generally consider a competitive score to be the 85th percentile or better.  It is very important to stay in close contact with the academic adviser to plan the curriculum and to address other factors affecting admission.

The University of Florida's School of Pharmacy has added the BSC 2085-2086 (with labs) sequence and public speaking to the following courses as pre-admissions requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Cr. Hrs.
+*ENC 1101 English I 3
+*ENC 1102 English II 3
EUH 1000 or 1001 Western Civilization 3
PSY 2012 or SYG 2000 Psychology/Sociology 3
POS 2041 American National Government 3

For the following courses, students have several options to meet the needed requirement.  See page 38 for the potential courses.

Humanities I 3
+*Humanities II 3
+*Humanities III 3

 

MAJOR COURSES
+*BSC 2010 Biology for Science Majors I 3
(Meets biology requirement for A.A.)
BSC 2010L Biology for Science Majors I Lab 1
+*BSC 2011 Biology for Science Majors II 3
BSC 2011L Biology for Science Majors II Lab 1
+*MAC 1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
+*MAC 2311 Calculus I 4
(Meets math requirement for A.A.)
+*CHM 1045 General Chemistry 3
(Meets physical science requirement for A.A.)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab 1
+*CHM 1046 Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis 3
CHM 1046L Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis Lab 2
+*PHY 2053 Physics I 3
PHY 2053L Physics I Lab 1
+*PHY 2054 Physics II 3
PHY 2054L Physics II Lab 1
+*Approved Organic Chemistry 4
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

+Prerequisites required.  See course descriptions in catalog.
*Minimum grade of "C" required.

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