Pharmacy Preparation, AS


Program Description

The Pharmacy Preparation Associate of Science Degree offered by the Physical Sciences Department is a minimum two-year comprehensive preparatory program of study toward admittance into the professional curriculum leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) This curriculum provides depth in core areas that are foundational for success in a pharmacy graduate program. Students in this program will complete a series of courses that stress 1) proficiency in language and communication, 2) broad cultural background, 3) familiarity with the scientific method and 4) a strong scientific background.


Program Curriculum

62-63 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
 

AS in Pharmacy Preparation Core Requirements

BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) (pre-req ENGL 1010)3
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA) (pre-req MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 (grade C or higher))4
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
Choose 1 of the following:
BIOL 2060
BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 62-63 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 lower-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  3. Grade of C or higher in required courses and cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
 

Graduation Plan

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
PSY 1010 General Psychology (SS, GC) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education Exploration (MATH 1080 recommended) 3
 Hours13
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) (pre-req MATH 1050 & MATH 1080 or equivalent placement score) 4
 Hours17
Spring Semester
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
BIOL 2060
BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
4
General Education (Literature / Humanities) 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours62

Pharmacy Preparation Degree Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of chemistry to pharmacy; recognize classes of drugs based on functional groups and predict the impact of structure on drug efficacy.
  2. Apply science and mathematics to solve complex problems including the analysis and interpretation of data from lab experiments. 
  3. Apply biological concepts and principals in the analysis of biological processes.
  4. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  5. Evaluate evidence and logic in various texts.