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(Science/Mathematics Division)

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Associate of Science (Transfer)
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Who is this program for?

If you have an interest in the sciences, enjoy working with people and have a desire to be a part of today’s health care team, a pharmacy degree may be what you are looking for. Pharmacists are experts in drugs and chemicals and need a good education with an emphasis on science. They should possess a curiosity and a desire and willingness to learn. High ethical standards and good judgment are just a few of the qualities that make a good pharmacist.

What is this program about?

The Pre-pharmacy major serves the role of a preparatory major for the Doctor of Pharmacy (professional) program for admission into a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. The Pre-pharmacy program prepares students with the basic skills needed to complete a Doctor of Pharmacy program. Completion of the entire Pre-pharmacy program is required for admission to a Doctor of Pharmacy program. Completion of the pre-pharmacy program typically takes two years of study. After successful completion of the pre-pharmacy program students must apply and be accepted to a Pharm.D. program to continue their studies for an additional four years, for a minimum of six years of college. The two years of study at the pre-pharmacy level (approximately 60 semester hours) may include courses such as; General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology or Zoology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Calculus, English Composition, Speech, Humanities Electives, Economics, Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives, and other electives.

Where are the classes held?

Location Offered?
Albany Yes
Cordele Yes
Thomasville No
Colquitt No
Swainsboro No
Americus No
Channel 19 Yes
Online Yes

How are the classes offered?

Program Type Offered?
On Campus Only No
Hybrid Program Yes
Online Program No

A Hybrid Program is defined as a program containing a mixture of both online and on campus courses.
An Online Program is defined as a program that can be completed without having to set foot on campus.

When would I have the program completed by?

2 years plus the summer in between for the full time enrolled student.

Why would or should I be interested in this program?

The following data is from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (2006). It gives some idea of the demand for pharmacists. Employment of pharmacists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2014, because of the increasing demand for pharmaceuticals, particularly from the growing elderly population. Median annual wage and salary earnings of pharmacists in May 2004 were $84,900. The middle 50 percent earned between $75,720 and $94,850 a year.

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Responsible Department: Science/Mathematics
Last Modified: July 23, 2007
Program Contact: Michael May
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