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Pre-Pharmacy

Students who choose this degree program will receive a bachelor of science degree in the natural sciences with a concentration in pre-pharmacy.

This 2+3 or 2+4 articulation program is designed for students seeking a doctoral degree in Pharmacy. Students complete their undergraduate study at Keystone and then continue at other highly respected institutions to pursue their graduate or doctoral degrees. Generally, the remainder of their doctoral degree can be completed in three or four additional years.

Internships and Experiential Learning

Not all education happens in the classroom. Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with real world experiences in the field. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students and other professionals. Students will acquire leadership and management skills, professional growth and personal fulfillment that can’t be gained in the classroom.

The pre-medical professional advisor offers advice and suggestions for your summer cooperative work and internship.

Careers

Students who receive this strong foundation in science can attend Medical, Veterinary or Graduate studies in pursuit of a career in any of the following medical professions:

  • Medicine/Physician Assistant
  • Dentistry
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Veterinary Medicine

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Pre-Pharmacy Concentration - General Biology B.S. Degree

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Pre-Pharmacy Concentration:

In addition to the General Education requirements and the Institutional Learning Outcomes for all majors, the following courses are a sampling of what is required for graduation for Physical Therapy Concentration:

First Year
First Semester

  • General Biology I
  • College Writing I
  • General Chemistry I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Technology Elective
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading exempt
Second Semester

  • General Biology II
  • General Chemistry II
  • Speech Communications
  • College Writing II
  • Calculus I or Pre-Calculus
Second Year
First Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Ethics Elective (Diversity Perspective)
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Math
Second Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Statistics or Statistics for the Sciences
Third Year
First Semester

  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry I
  • Statistics and Research
  • General Physics I
  • General Psychology
Second Semester

  • Medical Terminology
  • Biochemistry II
  • Nutrition
  • Developmental Psychology or higher
  • Experiential Learning
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective +2,000 level
Fourth Year
First Semester

  • Arts and Humanities elective
  • Introductory Ecology
  • Biology Seminar & Research (Writing Intensive)
  • Cell Biology
Second Semester

  • Arts and Humanities Elective 2,000+ Global Perspective
  • Capstone Research Project
  • Virology or Immunology
  • Psychology +3,000 or higher

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Projects & Research

Students have the opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience in conjunction with faculty mentors and community partners at any time. All students participate in the senior seminar and research course and capstone research projects, and present their work at the annual research symposium. Students and mentors also have the opportunity to present work at regional and national conferences.

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Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.