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Pre-Pharmacy PPHR

Degree Type: Associate in Science

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
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COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
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PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3
*Electives: Cultural Enrichment (one course at 200 or higher level and one global course) 9
BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4
BIOL 122 General Biology 2 4
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BIOL 321 Human Physiology-Anatomy 1 4
BIOL 322 Human Physiology-Anatomy 2 4
BIOL 205 Human Anatomy-Physiology 5
BIOL 206
BIOL 286 General Microbiology 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 122 General Chemistry 2 5
CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry 2 5
MATH 220 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1 5

Why Choose Pre-Pharmacy?

The Pre-Pharmacy program at Ferris is designed to give you all the tools necessary to gain admission into the College of Pharmacy. Because of the stringent requirements and extensive educational background needed to become a pharmacist, the courses in the Pre-Pharmacy program give you a broad overview and strong beginning to the Pharmacy program.

A path to a career in pharmacy begins with the two-year Pre-Pharmacy program, which is designed to prepare students to meet the competitive admission requirements of the College of Pharmacy. Upon admission to the College of Pharmacy, you will continue your studies for four years to complete the doctor of pharmacy degree.

Career Opportunities

As a professional pharmacist, you will be the most accessible member of the health care team and the most knowledgeable about the effects of drugs on people. You will serve as an essential link between the patient and the prescribing physician, advising both about drug interactions, dosages and possible side effects.

Your knowledge of drugs and drug functions will provide job opportunities as a community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist or industrial pharmacist. Other opportunities include pharmaceutical journalism, advertising, public health, research, law enforcement, pharmacy education and positions with pharmaceutical associations. Ferris graduates enjoy 100 percent job placement, and the financial awards can be abundant.

Admission Requirements

First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT 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 must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

Admission to the College of Pharmacy is granted to the best qualified applicants, as space permits. It is based on your Pre-Pharmacy GPA (must be at least 2.5) and the results of your Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). The PCAT is a national, standardized test you must take about the time you apply for admission to the College of Pharmacy. Successful completion of the Pre-Pharmacy program at Ferris or another university does not guarantee admission into the College of Pharmacy.

Graduation Requirements

The Pre-Pharmacy program at Ferris leads to an associate in science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall. You must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

Jenice Winowiecki, LLPC
College of Arts and Sciences Professional Advisor
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive
ASC 3024 (Office) ASC 3052 (Mailing)
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-2555
Fax: 231-591-2618
Email: wino2@ferris.edu

Kim Ducat, MSCTE
College of Arts and Sciences Professional Advisor
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive
ASC 3085 (Office) ASC 3052 (Mailing)
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2555
Phone: 231-591-2745
Fax: 231-591-2618
Email: duca1@ferris.edu

Physical Sciences Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 3021
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2225
Phone: 231-591-2580

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