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Pre-Professional Programs - Pharmacy

Adviser: Edward McIntee

Saint Benedict's and Saint John's offer a pre-professional program for students who plan to enter the field of pharmacy. Entrance requirements for pharmacy schools vary; students should inform themselves of the courses required by the school they plan to attend.

Admission to most colleges of pharmacy occurs when the student enters the professional program. This may occur after completion of pre-professional requirements or after completion of the bachelor's degree, generally with a major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or natural science. Students are advised to consult with the faculty adviser early in their studies.

Pre-professional course work requirements differ slightly, but the following list of courses is recommended based on the requirements of the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota:

____ CORE 100, First Year Symposium (4)
____ CORE 101, First Year Symposium (4)
____ BIOL 121, Concepts of Biology I (4) NS
____ BIOL 221, Concepts of Biology II (4)
____ BIOL 212, Microbiology (4)
       or BIOL 307, Biology of Microorganisms(4)
____ BIOL 320, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates (4) OR BIOL 325
        and BIOL 326, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (4)
____ CHEM 123, General Chemistry I (4) NS
____ CHEM 234, General Chemistry II (4) (QR)
____ CHEM 235, Organic Chemistry I (4)
____ CHEM 236, Organic Chemistry II (4)
____ COMM 111, Public Speaking (4)
____ ECON 111, Introduction to Economics (4) SSL (QR)
____ MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT

One of the following options:

Option 1
____ PHYS 105, Physics for Life Sciences I (4)
____ PHYS 106, Physics for Life Sciences II (4)

Option 2
____ PHYS 191, Foundations of Physics I (4) NS
____ PHYS 200, Foundations of Physics II (4) (QR)
____ PHYS 211, Foundations of Physics III (4)
____ MATH 119, Calculus I (4) MT
____ MATH 120, Calculus II (4) MT
____ MATH 239, Linear Algebra (4)

One of the following courses:
____ _____________________________(select course from below)

PSYC 111, Introductory Psychology (4) SSL
OR
PSYC 220, Psychology and Adjustment to Modern Life (4)

One of the following courses:
____ _____________________________(select course from below)

SOCI 111, General Sociology (4) SSL
OR
SOCI 121, General Anthropology (4)

For more information, see the Pre-professional Health Programs website, the Pre-pharmacy website, or contact one of the pre-medical advisors.