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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.
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science pre pharmacy

Southwest Virginia Community College students Zachary Stevenson (left), Miriam Acosta, Sydney Counts, Emily Stacy, Morgan Cook, Caleb Sample were offered early admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. They will be attending ACP fall 2017 after completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest Virginia Community College in May of 2017. For information on the SWCC pre-pharmacy program, contact Georgia Householder at 276.964.7397 or email georgia.householder@sw.edu.

The ACP scholarships are merit based and there are several levels with specific criteria for different amounts. The scholarship opportunity is new and the first year of awarding is for the incoming class who will graduate in 2018.

SWCC and KYCO sign agreement

SWCC and the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry sign agreement for reserve seats for SWCC graduates. l-r Andrew Buzzelli, Dean of the Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Dr. J. Mark Estepp, SWCC President, Lori Werth, Provost, University of Pikeville ; (Back Left) – Dr. Barbara Fuller, Vice President of Academic & Student Services, Cathy S. Cox, Dean of Health Technologies, Humanities, Math, Natural & Social Sciences. Learn more about the agreement for SWCC students to enter the Doctor of Optometry program at University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry