Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy)
The Associate of Science degree program in Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy) is designed to provide the foundational courses for students wishing to pursue admittance to a Doctor of Pharmacy program. For those students who do not gain this admittance, opportunities exist for position in the biological, life, or health sciences. Example positions include chemical technicians, food science technician, pharmaceutical sales, and biological technicians.
The curriculum requires completion of a variety of general education courses, as well as foundational courses in anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Graduates will have a variety of choices for future education or careers in keeping with the goals of the program.
- The program seeks to assist and support students in developing and carrying out an education and career plan based on an understanding of the demanding requirements for health science education and for a successful career in the health sciences or health professions.
- The program seeks to provide students with the academic knowledge, skills and tools to enable them to be successful in a Doctor of Pharmacy program.
- The program seeks to prepare students to meet expectations for self-directed and lifelong learning and ongoing self-assessment.
The program is designed for completion by full-time students in 7-8 quarters. Successful completion of 100 quarter credit hours is required.