Enhance patient care and promote wellness.
A pharmacist’s professional commitment is to provide pharmaceutical care to their patients. The principal goal of pharmaceutical care is to achieve positive outcomes from the use of medication, which improves patients’ quality of life with minimum risk. In providing pharmaceutical care, pharmacists strive to:
- Cure disease;
- Eliminate or reduce symptoms;
- Arrest or slow a disease process;
- Prevent disease;
- Diagnose disease; and
- Alter physiological processes for desirable result in the patient’s health.
What will I study?
Professional program requirements vary widely, especially with regard to advanced biology courses and English requirements. Be sure to check all graduate programs you are considering applying to early during your undergraduate studies for specific prerequisites needed to apply to that school’s program.
The most common prerequisite courses include:
- BIOL 111: General Biology
- BIOL 203: Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIOL 204: Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIOL 105: Microbiology for the Health Sciences (or BIOL 206)
- CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
- CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
- CHEM 201: Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 202: Organic Chemistry II
- PHYS 203: General Physics I (or PHYS 111)
- PHYS 204: General Physics II (or PHYS 112)
- MATH 151: Calculus
- MATH 105: Statistics
- ECON 203: Principles of Economics I
- COMM 233: Public Speaking
- ENGL 101: Composition I
- ENGL 102: Composition II
Additional 6 hours of Humanities courses, 6 hours of Social Science courses, 12 hours of advanced Biology/Chemistry electives
Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.