Bachelor of Science Degree, Natural Sciences Major
See also Pre-Medicine and Pre-Physical Therapy
Combine medical expertise with professional care
Pharmacists have a unique opportunity to serve patients by carefully distributing medication, avoiding dangerous drug interactions and side effects. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as comprehension of the human body and medicine, mark the successful pharmacist.
PCC’s pre-pharmacy program effectively trains students to enter pharmacy graduate schools as knowledgeable, articulate, capable individuals. An emphasis on science and mathematics, combined with liberal arts training in subjects such as English, communication, history, and Bible ensures that graduates have both technical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to apply their knowledge in many situations.
The biblical foundation of the program, both in Bible classes and in every class at PCC, is key to training students who will be faithful to God’s Word when they enter their professions. Pharmacists with a strong code of ethics, high moral standards, and a compassionate heart for patients are poised to make a positive difference in today’s society.
Studying at PCC was a great experience that helped prepare me for pharmacy school. I received a solid foundation in the sciences that has been invaluable. My lab courses taught me how to properly and carefully follow lab procedures while giving me hands-on experience that helped me to better understand the course materials. The best part of PCC’s pre-pharmacy program was that the tools I was given to prepare me for pharmacy school were delivered by excellent teachers who cared about me and who pushed me to do my very best. I still stay in touch with several of my professors and am thankful for their godly advice and mentoring.
I received an academic scholarship my first year in pharmacy school. Also, in addition to taking a full class load, I am employed by Campbell University as a peer tutor for several pharmacy courses. I have the unusual privilege of being authorized to tutor several classes while taking these classes as a direct result of the great foundation that my professors at PCC gave me.
—Rebekah G. (’10 grad) Doctor of Pharmacy student at Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC)
High School Preparation
Preparation for pharmacy school
demands much specific high school
preparation. Ideally, students should
have a good understanding of basic
physical sciences, a highly developed
ability in mathematics, and competence
to read rapidly and with comprehension.
The minimum adequate
preparation includes 2 units of algebra
and 1 unit each of plane geometry,
advanced mathematics (trigonometry
and analytical geometry or precalculus),
chemistry, and physics.
Students not prepared to enter directly
into the pre-pharmacy curriculum will
be able to make up certain deficiencies.
In this case, time required to complete
the pre-pharmacy degree could be
expected to increase.
Recommended Course Sequence
Sophomore Course Sequence