The Pre-Pharmacy curriculum presented here is based on the requirements of The College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. If the student is interested in another program such as St. Louis College of Pharmacy or College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa, contact the Black Hawk College pharmacy advisor or the college to which transfer is anticipated.
If the student desires an Associate in Science degree from Black Hawk College, he/she will need to select general education electives with Black Hawk College Associate degree requirements in mind.
A pharmacy degree enables one to work in a retail pharmacy, a clinic or hospital pharmacy, for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in their laboratories or as a pharmaceutical salesperson.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BIOL 105 — General Biology I (5)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
CHEM 101 — General Chemistry I (4)
MATH 124 — Calculus I (4)
BIOL 106 — General Biology II (5)
CHEM 102 — General Chemistry II (4)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)
BIOL 145 — Anatomy-Physiology I (4)
CHEM 203 — Organic Chemistry I (5)
PHYS 101 — College Physics I (5)
BIOL 146 — Anatomy-Physiology II (4)
CHEM 204 — Organic Chemistry II (5)
PHYS 102 — College Physics II (5)
Minimum total hours required for degree (68)
Note: Students desiring to complete an Associate in Science degree in the pre-pharmacy curriculum must be certain that their course program includes 6 hours of Mathematics, 9 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts general education electives, 9 hours of Social Science general education electives, 3 hours in Non-Western Culture, and a Life Science general education elective, as well as those courses specified by The College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois-Chicago.