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SWCC Degrees in Science – low cost pre-medical specializations

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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Congratulations to these Science/Premed students who have been offered early admission to pharmacy school!

acp early admission

From top to bottom: Cody Lester from Rowe, VA; Derek McCowan from Clinchco, VA; Hailey Justus from Lebanon, VA; Autumn Sperry from Grundy, VA

All have been offered early admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. They will be attending ACP fall 2018 after completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization in May of 2018.

Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Pictured are (sitting, left to right): Dr. Debbie Byrd, dean and professor, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy ETSU; Dr. J. Mark Estepp, president of SWCC; and Dr. Barbara Fuller, SWCC vice president of Academic and Student Services. (Standing, left to right): Dr. Steve Ellis, assistant dean for Student Affairs and Cathy Smith-Cox, SWCC dean for Health Technologies, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science Division.

The Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) has signed a Collaborative Education Attainment Agreement.  The purpose of the agreement is to provide “priority admission,” meaning that SWCC students who have completed pre-pharmacy curriculum will be afforded benefits that facilitate the student’s application and acceptance into the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.

For more information about the pre-pharmacy program at SWCC, contact Professor Georgia Householder at or visit the Science Pre-med program pages for more information.

Great Education – Low Cost with SWCC’s Science pre-med specializations.


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