2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Pre-Pharmacy

Degree Type: Associate in Science
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Pre-Pharmacy, AAS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Pre-Pharmacy? - Program Spotlight

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 three-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.

More Information

PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Emily Beard
PHONE: 231-591-2917
EMAIL:

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

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Pre-Pharmacy, AS - 84-85 Credits

Pre-Pharmacy Major Requirements - 57-58 Credits
General Biology 1
4
General Biology 2
4
Human Physiology-Anatomy 1
4
Human Physiology-Anatomy 2
4
General Microbiology
3
Principles of Genetics
3
General Chemistry 1
5
General Chemistry 2
5
Organic Chemistry 1
5
Organic Chemistry 2
5
Biochemistry
4
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
4
Stats for the Life Sciences
3
Choose One:
Introductory Physics 1
4
or
General Physics 1
5

General Education

English 1
3
English 2
3
Interpersonal Communication
3
or
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Cultural Enrichment Elective (one course at 200 or higher level and one global course)
9
Social Awareness Elective
3