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Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy

Our Pre-Pharmacy Program provides relevant coursework to help our students best prepare for pharmacy school and careers in pharmacy. Although a Bachelor’s Degree is not required prior to entering the pharmacy program, students are expected to have completed at least 66 hours of recommended college coursework.

 

Recommended Coursework

  • Biological Science (BIO 121, 4 hours)
  • One of the following: 
  • Zoology (BIO 122, 4 hours)
  • Botany (BIO 201, 4 hours) 
  • Microbiology (BIO 212, 4 hours)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 215-216, 8 hours)
  • General Chemistry (CHE 113-114, 8 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry (CHE 231-232, 8 hours)
  • Freshman English (ENG 111-112, 6 hours)
  • One of the following: 
  • Microeconomics (ECO 201, 3 hours) 
  • Macroeconomics (ECO 202, 3 hours)
  • Precalculus (MAT 150, 4 hours)
  • Applied Statistics (MAT 200, 3 hours)
  • Calculus I - Differential Calculus (MAT 211, 4 hours)
  • Physics for Science and Engineering Students (PHY 213-214, 8 hours)
  • General Psychology (PS 120, 3 hours)
  • Public Speaking (SPE 110, 3 hours)
  • 9 additional hours of humanities or social science courses

 

NOTE: The courses listed above total more than 66 hours due to the inclusion of 4-hour lab components.

 

Applying to the South Carolina School of Pharmacy

 

The University of South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina pharmacy programs merged to form the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Applications must include:

 

  • Transcripts showing completion of the recommended courses listed above
  • A satisfactory score on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
  • Submission to a criminal background review—upon acceptance