Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Pre-Professional Pharmacy Course Requirements
- Science/Math Prerequisites must come from accredited 4-year U.S. colleges/universities:
- General Biology I & lab, 4 cr.
- General Biology II & lab, 4 cr.
- General Chemistry I & lab, 4 cr.
- General Chemistry II & lab, 4 cr.
- Organic Chemistry I & lab, 4 cr.
- Organic Chemistry II & lab, 4 cr.
- General Physics & lab, 4 cr.
- Calculus I, 4 cr.
- Pharmacy Calculations, 2 cr.
- Other prerequisites may be completed at accredited 2-year or 4 year U.S. colleges/universities:
- English Composition and Literature, 3 cr.
- English Literature, 3 cr.
- Theology, 3 cr.
- Philosophy, 3 cr.
- Ethics, 3 cr.
- Economics, 3 cr.
- Information Literacy (computer class) 3 cr.
- Psychology, 3 cr.
- Faith and Reason, 3 cr.*
Global Diversity, 3 cr.**
Creative Arts, 3 cr. ***
*3 credits in Faith and Reason
Throughout history the relationship of faith and reason has often informed the ways in which individuals search for truth and understand the world and their own humanness. In courses concerned with the arts, cultural history, literature, the natural world, social and political thought, philosophy, and theology, students study how the interactions of religious faith and reason have been expressed and their relationship understood. Some of examples of courses within this thematic area would include: Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion, Faith and Atheism, Religious Experiences.
**3 credits in Global Diversity
Knowledge of the world’s peoples contributes to students’ development as global citizens. The focus of this theme area is on concepts of cultural and social identity. The purpose is to investigate diversity within global, national, and local contexts, thereby enabling students to engage issues from different points of view. Diversity may be explored in a variety of ways, for example, through the study of historical developments; of linguistic, literary and artistic expressions; of geographical, social, political, and economic systems; and of religious, spiritual, and ethical themes. Some examples of courses within this thematic area would include: Intercultural Communication, Modern History, Literature and Diversity, East Asian Civilizations, Cultural Anthropology, Japanese Culture.
***3 credits in Creative Arts
The study of the Creative Arts is essential to a liberal arts education. It provides students with the opportunity to develop integrative skills and to have creative experiences that enhance overall intelligence. Through formal study of creative processes, students engage in non-linear modes of thinking, problem solving, collaborative achievement, and artistic expression in the fine arts, performing arts, or literary arts. Some examples of courses within this thematic area would include: Music or Art Appreciation, Photography, Creative Writing, Creative Drama/Acting, Art History.