Liberal Arts and Science: Pre-Pharmacy Option

Prospective pharmacists should have scientific aptitude, good communication skills, and a desire to help others. They also must be conscientious and pay close attention to detail because the decisions they make affect human lives. Employment is expected to increase much faster than average through 2016. This is because the number of degrees granted in pharmacy are expected to be less than the number of job openings created by employment growth and the need to replace pharmacists who retire or otherwise leave the occupation. Recently, enrollments in pharmacy programs are rising as more students are attracted by high salaries and good job prospects. Despite this increase in enrollments, pharmacist jobs should still be more numerous than those seeking employment. Pharmacy, a rapidly growing profession, is an integral part of today’s health care programs. Pharmacists work in both commercial pharmacies, as well as hospital pharmacies. Pharmacists counsel patients on the proper use of medication and are aware of potentially dangerous drug interactions. The pharmacist also plays a critical role in communicating the action and side effects of medication.   Apply & Register Program Details

Prospective pharmacists should have scientific aptitude, good communication skills, and a desire to help others. They also must be conscientious and pay close attention to detail because the decisions they make affect human lives.
Employment is expected to increase much faster than average through 2016. This is because the number of degrees granted in pharmacy are expected to be less than the number of job openings created by employment growth and the need to replace pharmacists who retire or otherwise leave the occupation. Recently, enrollments in pharmacy programs are rising as more students are attracted by high salaries and good job prospects. Despite this increase in enrollments, pharmacist jobs should still be more numerous than those seeking employment.

Pharmacy, a rapidly growing profession, is an integral part of today’s health care programs. Pharmacists work in both commercial pharmacies, as well as hospital pharmacies. Pharmacists counsel patients on the proper use of medication and are aware of potentially dangerous drug interactions. The pharmacist also plays a critical role in communicating the action and side effects of medication.

 


Area of Interest:
Sciences & Mathematics
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science 4
CHM-111 Chemistry I - Science 4
MTH-140 Calculus I 4
    15
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
BIO-112 Biology II - Science 4
BIO-211 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHM-112 Chemistry II - Science 4
...-... Humanities General Education Elective 3
    18
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
BIO-212 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHM-221 Organic Chemistry I 4
PHY-101 Physics I1 or  
PHY-201 Physics III1 4
HIS-101 World Civilization I or  
ENG-271 World Literature I 3
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    16
Second Semester
CHM-222 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHY-102 Physics II1 or  
PHY-202 Physics IV1 4
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
...-... Social Science General Education Elective 3
HPE-... Health & Exercise Science Elective 1
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 64
1 Consult with Transfer Institution.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To provide a concentration of course work in biology and chemistry.
  • To ensure transferability of course work to a baccalaureate program for continuing study of the pharmacy profession.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze and synthesize data to form a conclusion.
  2. Apply the basic concepts of chemistry, including the structure and function of molecules.
  3. Explain how pharmaceutical agents effect human physiology.
  4. Communicate scientific information in both written and oral formats

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Retail pharmacy

Contact Person

Dr. Teresa A. Smith, Chair
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4479
email: tasmith@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

24.0101

Program Code

PPH.AS