Oct 24, 2020  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Pre-Pharmacy (One-Year)

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Students considering pharmacy as their major need to make early contact with the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer to arrange to take the PCAT exam, which is generally required for admission to the pharmacy program. You must request PCAT dates early enough to allow sufficient time to meet application deadlines at your intended institution.  Note that college biology is a one-year course and it is important to take all three majors-level IHCC biology courses (BIO120, BIO121, and BIO122).  If a student takes only one or two of the three courses, they may not transfer to a four-year college.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who take the courses recommended in the pre-professional focus area will be able to:

  1. use and understand the facts, concepts, theories, and vocabulary of the physical and biological sciences
  2. use the scientific process and describe the development of scientific ideas
  3. develop analytic and problem-solving skills
  4. develop the ability to draw inferences from observations and synthesize and integrate information and ideas
  5. use higher-order thinking skills in applying learned principles to new problems and real-world situations
  6. be successful in upper-level courses

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