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Science & Math Department

Welcome to Science and Mathematics at SWCC, a subdivision of the Health Technologies, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science and Social Science division. Our goal is to make your time here a worthwhile experience.
Whether you are a science or math major or in a pre-professional program such as our low cost pre-medical or pre-pharmacy specializations, this website was designed for you. We hope it will answer your questions, pique your curiosity, and increase your interest in our programs here at Southwest. Visit the site often. Questions and suggestions are welcome.
Cathy Smith-Cox, Dean

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Congratulations to SWCC former science majors on receiving their PharmD degrees!

Doctoral degrees were awarded by Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA on May 9, 2015.

acp 2015 grads

Pictured from left to right – Row one: Savannah Horn, Katrina Scott, Libby Keene, Dorothy Rasnick, Brittney Hagy, Amanda Elkins
Row two: Christopher Cook, Ben Fields, Zachary Payne, Jeff Gilbert, Matthew Justus, Zachary Bush, Veronica Smith, Brad Hibbitts

News & Events

SWCC Alumni Among ACP Class with Highest NAPLEX® Pass Rate in State

The 2014 Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) class, comprised of 72 students, passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX®) at the highest rate of all pharmacy schools in the state of Virginia. 95.5% of these students passed the NAPLEX® on their first attempt.

This 2014 ACP class includes nine (9) SWCC Science graduates who accounted for over 12% of this outstanding graduating class. These nine completed the AAS degree in Science with a specialization in Pre-Pharmacy at Southwest; in addition several other members of the 2014 class took pharmacy pre-requisites with SWCC before being accepted to ACP.

SWCC congratulates our Alumni on their graduation from pharmacy school: (Pictured above: upper left to bottom right) Wes Bevins, Douglas Burke, Kaitlin Clay, Amanda Hess Compton, Jarren McCowan, Shandi Mullins, Jenna Pruitt, Jessica Street Beasley, Shane Viars. You can read more about this achievement by ACP graduates in this article (link to  http://www.acp.edu/files/8814/2660/6224/NAPLEX_Pass_Rate.jpg ) For more info on the SWCC Pre-pharmacy program, contact Georgia.Householder@sw.edu or visit the pre-pharmacy program webpage.

The Life Sciences class field trip featured great weather and opportunities to learn about marine life and ecology first hand at the Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Science. This 4 credit class provides a topical approach to basic biological principles and incorporates field trips and other hands on experiences.
BIO 106 is offered in the Fall term & BIO 107 is offered during Spring term. Click on the photo for info & photo highlights, and check out video on the Science & Math youtube channel.

Dr. William Conner of Clemson University talks about how depression swamps are formed during the BIO 106 field trip to the Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Science. Click to see more photos and video.