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Pharmacy - Pre-Pharmacy, A.S.


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The College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota, South Dakota State University, and North Dakota State University offer a Pharm-D (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree. The completion of two years of coursework is required for admission to the colleges in the university. The following courses offered at Minnesota West meet the requirements for entrance to the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. The program can be adjusted to meet the requirements at other colleges of pharmacy. This meets the Associate of Science degree requirements. Students are encouraged to complete the Associate of Arts degree and the MnTC if they plan to attend the University of Minnesota. A year of college-level world language or second language proficiency may be required by some schools and is highly desired when seeking employment.

Students interested in this degree should choose the A.S./Pre-professional Studies major on the application.

Composition I 3
Pre-Calculus 4
Calculus I*** 4
General Inorganic Chemistry I 4
General Inorganic Chemistry II 4
Principles of Biology I 4
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4
Microbiology 4
Composition II 3
Fundamentals of Physics I 4
Fundamentals of Physics II 4
Organic Chemistry I 4
Organic Chemistry II 4
Introduction to Speech 3
Principles of Macroeconomics 3 or
Principles of Microeconomics 3
Introduction to Psychology 4
Introduction to Sociology 3
  Humanities Electives**  
Animal Biology 4

* Depends on transfer institution
** Minimums only
*** Depends on high school preparation and placement

To complete the A.A. degree in one additional semester, students should take: five credits HUM; three credits HLTH 1100; three credits PSCI 2210, NSCI 1100 or GEOG 1101; one credit PHED Activity (if not previously completed); three credits SOC SCI; four-six credits to meet MnTC Areas 8 and 9 if not previously met by HUM/SOC SCI courses. three credits of HLTH 1110 is strongly recommended. This totals 11-24 additional credits.

The transfer institution of all applicants requires the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Applications for the PCAT are available in the counseling office.

Updated: si 5/1/13