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ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Transfer Guide

follow etsu logoStudents attending SWCC who elect to pursue the Pharm.D. degree program at East Tennessee State University Bill Gattion College of Pharmacy may take all courses required through Southwest's Science Pre-Medical degree. Following the below requirements will allow for a smooth transition from SWCC to ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

The minimum transfer requirements are:

  1. Complete online Southwest Admission Application and make sure all required information, including transcripts from other institutions are provided to SWCC Admissions Office;
  2. Declare a major in Science: Specialization Pre-Medical
  3. Meet with Georgia Householder to find out course substitutions that will allow students to obtain an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree. Email:,  Telephone: 276.964.7397
  4. Receiving this degree and maintaining a high overall GPA and science GPA will enhance chance for admission to to ETSU College of Pharmacy
  5. No PCAT® required
  6. Application to ETSU College of Pharmacy is through the online Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS, at
  7. Submission of supplemental application.
  8. Obtain two strong letters of recommendation.
  9. Successful completion of an on-campus admissions interview.
  10. Meet ETSU College of Pharmacy admission standards. Visit for details.
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Articulation Plan for East Tennessee State U. Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

#*CHM 111Chemistry I4 credits
#*CHM 112Chemistry II4 credits
MTH 161Pre-calculus3 credits
Total 11 credits
ENG 111English Composition I3 credits
#*BIO 101Biology I4 credits
*CHM 241/243Organic Chemistry I & lab4 credit
MTH 261Calculus I3 credits
SDV 101College Survival Skills1 credits
Total 15 credits
ENG 112English Composition II3 credits
#*BIO 102Biology II4 credits
*CHM 242/244Organic Chemistry II & lab4 credits
MTH 245Statistics3 credits
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking3 credits
Total 17 credits
*CHM 260/261Biochemistry4 credits
ENG 241Literature3 credits
Total 7 credits
HIS 101 or 121History 13 credits
*PHY 201General College Physics I4 credits
*^BIO 141Anatomy & Physiology I4 credits
ElectiveSocial Science3 credits
ElectiveHumanities3 credits
Total 17 credits
**PHY 202General College Physics II or approved substitute4 credits
*^BIO 142Anatomy & Physiology II4 credits
*BIO 205General Microbiology4 credits
HLT 143Medical Terminology3 credits
Total 15 credits

TOTAL CREDITS for the Science/Pre-medical | Pre-Pharmacy Track for ETSU College of Pharmacy = 82

#CHM 111, 112 or BIO 101, 102 may be taken in Summer Semester Year One.

*These four hour science credit classes consist of three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.
**CHM 260 & 261 may be substituted for PHY 202
^BIO 141 and BIO 142 are NOT required for ETSU College of Pharmacy bur ARE required for other pharmacy schools if applying to more than one pharmacy school.

Requirements to receive the Associate of Arts and Science Degree Major Science: Specialization in Pre-Medical:

  • Math; the student who needs MTH 161 will need 9 hours math, which includes one semester of calculus.
  • Social Science electives: ECO, PSY, SOC.
  • Humanities electives: ENG, Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, Foreign Language, REL, PHI.
  • Substitutions: HLT 143 is approved for HLT/PED credits.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students take the listed math and science classes during their two years at SWCC
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