Science & Math Department
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.
After receiving the A.A.&S. degree in Science at SWCC, Joseph Ryan Richardson graduated from UVA in Charlottesville with a B.S. in Biochemistry. Today he is attending the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine within the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.
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.