Why Choose Pre-Pharmacy?
The Pre-Pharmacy program provides a quality bachelor's degree in biology. Completion of this degree with the recommended courses enhances a student's application to pharmacy school. Students who don't wish to enter pharmacy school can consult with their advisor for alternate career paths.
Get Accepted to Pharmacy School
Being accepted to pharmacy school doesn't come easily. It requires effort, time and careful preparation. To ensure success for our students Ferris offers a helping hand into pharmacy school. To help students make the best choices for their professional goals, advisors from the Ferris Pre-Pharmacy advisory committee work closely with students throughout their four years of study. They help with course selection and development of social, personal and professional maturity. They also work with students to match abilities with interests to find the student's most appropriate health-related career path. Furthermore, the low student-faculty ratio at Ferris means that most basic science labs are taught by the science professors themselves.
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose. High school courses and grade point average, ACT/SAT16 composite score, and ACT/SAT16 reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they will be considered as first year students.
General Education Requirements
This degree requires completion of the General Education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. Details of these requirements are delineated on the General Education website.
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree are here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Pre-Pharmacy program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall and a minimum of 121 credits including completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. No grade lower than a C- is acceptable in courses that apply to the major, supporting sciences, and application area of the program. At least 50 percent of the semester credits applying toward the Biology major must be completed at FSU with a minimum of 30 FSU credits overall. Students may earn only one B.S. degree in Biology from Ferris State University.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Jenice Winowiecki
Department of Biological Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2004
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Pre-Pharmacy BS, Biology - Minimum 121 Credits
In addition to *MATH 251, choose at least one from the Application Area list below.
Additional credits in BIOL courses may also be used.
Note: The Pharmacy Admission Test (PCAT) is required for admission to the College of Pharmacy. Students should consider taking the PCAT in the summer of the year prior to the year of entry. More information can be found at www.pcatweb.info.