Pharmacy Preparation, AS

Program Description

The Pharmacy Preparation Associate of Science Degree offered by the Physical Sciences Department is a minimum two-year comprehensive preparatory program of study toward admittance into the professional curriculum leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.) This curriculum provides depth in core areas that are foundational for success in a pharmacy graduate program. Students in this program will complete a series of courses that stress 1) proficiency in language and communication, 2) broad cultural background, 3) familiarity with the scientific method and 4) a strong scientific background.

Program Curriculum

62-63 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

AS in Pharmacy Preparation Core Requirements

BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) (pre-req ENGL 1010)3
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA) (pre-req MATH 1050 and MATH 1060 (grade C or higher))4
PSY 1010General Psychology (SS, GC)3
COMM 1020Public Speaking3
Choose 1 of the following:
BIOL 2060
BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 62-63 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 20 semester hours of credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  3. Grade of C or higher in required courses and cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.