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Pharmacy Schools – Marshall University Admissions Guide

Pharmacy Schools - Marshall University Admissions Guide

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marshallStudents attending SWCC who select to pursue the Pharm.D. degree program at Marshall University will take any/all of the courses listed in the articulation plan below through SWCC.  Upon transfer to Marshall University School of Pharmacy, the listed courses will be accepted by Marshall University as meeting the required pre-pharmacy course requirement indicated for that course.

As part of the memorandum of understanding, Marshall University School of Pharmacy agrees to grant automatic interviews to SWCC students who select to transfer to the Pharm. D. program and meet the minimum transfer requirements. The minimum transfer requirements are:

1.     Selection for receipt of preferential consideration by the appropriate SWCC Dean or group. SWCC will submit a list of students deserving preferential consideration to the Marshall University School of Pharmacy prior to September 1st of each year;

2.     Minimum grade point average of 3.4 at SWCC for all courses listed in the memorandum of understanding;

3.     Application to the Marshall University School of Pharmacy through the online Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS, at

4.     PCAT ³ 50 and completed within prior 12 months; PCAT scores submitted to Marshall University School of Pharmacy through PharmCAS;

5.     Submission of the Marshall University School of Pharmacy supplemental application and all required applications fees;

6.     Successful completion of an on-campus admissions interview.

Articulation Plan for Marshall University

#*CHM 111Chemistry I4 credits
#*CHM 112Chemistry II4 credits
Total 8 credits
ENG 111English Composition I3 credits
#*BIO 101Biology I4 credits
*CHM 241Organic Chemistry I4 credits
MTH 161/261Pre-Calculus I or Calculus I3 credits
SDV 101College Survival Skills1 credits
Total 15 credits
ENG 112English Composition II3 credits
#*BIO 102Biology II4 credits
*CHM 242Organic Chemistry II4 credits
MTH 261/262Calculus or Pre-Calculus3 credits
ElectiveECO, ITE or MTH
Total 17 credits
CST 100Principles of Public Speaking3 credits
ENG 241Literature3 credits
MTH 245Statistics I3 credits
Total 9 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 II4 credits
*BIO 142Anatomy & Physiology II4 credits
*BIO 205General Microbiology4 credits
HLT 143Medical Terminology3 credits
ElectiveSocial Science3 credits
Total 18 credits


#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.

To receive the Associate of Arts and Science Degree Major Science: Specialization in Pre-Medical requirements:

Math; the student who needs MTH 163 will need 9 hours math, which includes one semester of calculus. ACP requires 6 hours of MTH plus 3 hours statistics.
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. ACP requires 13 hours of electives

In order to fulfill the Electives requirement, the successful applicant must complete at least:

  • one course in social/behavioral sciences (3 semester credits) such as psychology or sociology
  • one course in the humanities/fine arts (3 semester credits) such as literature, art, or music
  • one course in ITE, ECO, or MTH (3 semester credits).

Humanities courses are content based courses rather than skilled-based courses, such as English Composition, or a foreign language course. Skill-based courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements. The remaining four (4) semester credits can be fulfilled by the successful completion of any of the three categories described above.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students take the listed math and science classes during their two years at SWCC