Pre-Pharmacy

The Pre-Pharmacy program is intended for students who plan to pursue a professional career in pharmacy. 

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The plan of study presents a challenging blend of natural and physical sciences and can be tailored to meet individual needs.

If you complete the program outlined, you are reasonably assured of being able to transfer with junior standing to most colleges and universities in Washington State.

Pre-Pharmacy Education Plan

Degree: Associate in Science

Note for Students

You are urged to consult with your advisor as you plan your curriculum and select electives. This will allow your advisor to coordinate your program with the requirements of the institution to which you expect to transfer.

Recommended Science Electives:

  • BIOL& 221, 222, 223 Majors
  • BIOL& 241, 242, 243 Human A & P w/Lab I-III
  • CHEM& 261, 262, 263 Organic Chemistry w/Lab I-III
  • PHYS& 221, 222, 223 Engineering Physics I-III

Fall Quarter

  • BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution - 5 credits
  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/Lab I - 6 credits
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular - 5 credits
  • CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/Lab II - 6 credits
  • MATH& 151 Calculus I - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • BIOL& 223 Majors Organismal Physiology - 5 credits
  • CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/Lab III - 6 credits
  • MATH& 152 Calculus II - 5 credits

Fall Quarter

  • Biology/Chemistry Sequence*- 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 3 credits
  • Social Science Distribution* - 5 credits

Winter Quarter

  • Biology/Chemistry Sequence* - 5 credits
  • MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution* - 5 credits

Spring Quarter

  • Biology/Chemistry Sequence* - 5 credits
  • Social Science or Humanitities Distribution - 5 credits
  • Elective - 5 credits

* Biology majors should select Organic Chemistry or Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL& 241, 242) and Microbiology (BIOL& 260) for second-year sequence.