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.
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