A pharmacy degree can start at SWCC!
Obtain your pre-pharmacy requirements at SWCC with low tuition and housing costs. You
will receive a high quality pre-pharmacy education pathway into a rewarding career in Pharmacy.
In two years you will complete the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree with a major in Science, Specialization: Pre-Medical. SWCC’s pre-pharmacy option provides specific pre-requisite courses required by colleges of pharmacy. Make an appointment with the Science Pre-Medical advisor to discuss the pre-pharmacy option.
Just a few of the reasons to complete your pre-pharmacy education at SWCC are:
- Excellent faculty and course preparation without the university price tag
- free PCAT math reviews
- mock interviews
- strategic advisement
SWCC science students have great success in being accepted to colleges of pharmacy.
Students have been accepted to:
- Appalachian College of Pharmacy
- East Tennessee State UniversityGatton College of Pharmacy,
- Marshall University School of Pharmacy
- Mercer University College of Pharmacy
- Wingate University School of Pharmacy
- Belmont University College of Pharmacy
- Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy
- Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy
- Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
- University of Charleston School of Pharmacy.
Early in your academic career you will need to research some of the college of pharmacies you are interested in attending. This will help to insure that you will meet all their criteria for admission through the pre-medical/ pre-pharmacy option at SWCC. Some basic factors are:
Good undergraduate grades in science classes and a good overall GPA; some colleges of pharmacy do not list a specific GPA but you should strive for 3.0 or better
Test scores (PCAT); many colleges of pharmacy do not list a specific PCAT score but you should strive to do well
True interest in the profession as demonstrated by shadowing or working in a pharmacy or pharmacy related field
Volunteering in the community or in healthcare areas
Exceptional communication skills
Strong reference letters from professionals who know your character, as well as, your work ethic
Are you interested in changing careers to pharmacy?
Admission offices do not consider age in the application process. The age range of students is 20 to 60 years old. There are a growing number of applicants that are returning adult students. If you are interested in a career change make an appointment with the Science Pre-Medical advisor to discuss the pre-pharmacy option today.
Colleges of Pharmacy
There are 120 colleges of pharmacy in the United States. You can review them at the following site: http://www.aacp.org/about/membership/institutionalmembership/Pages/usinstitutionalmember.aspx
Schools in the Region:
- Virginia: Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA – http://www.acp.edu/
Review the ACP Articulation Agreement
- Tennessee: Gatton College of Pharmacy East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN – http://www.etsupharmacy.com/
- West Virginia: Marshall University School of Pharmacy in Huntington, WV – http://www.marshall.edu/pharmacy/
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