The degree needed to practice pharmacy is called the Doctor of Pharmacy, or the Pharm. D. The college work for this degree is divided into two parts: the pre-pharmacy curriculum and the professional curriculum. The pre-pharmacy curriculum can be taken at the pharmacy school or at another college or university, whereas the professional curriculum must be taken at a school of pharmacy. Pre-professional requirements for pharmacy are available through the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. In general, students may fulfill two years at Southeast of the total six-year curriculum, then complete the training at a professional school. However, there are exceptions. Some schools, such as the University of Mississippi, have three years of pre-pharmacy, with a seven-year program. Although the first-year requirements at most pharmacy schools are similar, there are significant differences with some schools. Second-year requirements vary even more from school to school. Therefore, the student should be sure of his/her preferred school’s requirements. The student should also be aware that few, if any, pharmacy schools accept transfer students for the spring semester, so the student should plan course work accordingly. Most pre-professional curricula place a strong emphasis on biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Various other non-science courses are usually required, such as English and social science courses. A student should use the specific requirements of the schools he/she would prefer to attend in planning a course of study. Admission into Pharm. D. programs is competitive. Pharmacy schools take into consideration course grades, PCAT scores, previous pharmacy experience, and communication skills.

Example Curricula

These are the classes available at Southeast that may transfer to the highlighted schools.

    • BI 163 Evolution and Ecology (4) or ZO200 Animal Biology (3)
    • BI 173 Cell and Organismal Biology (4) or BO200 Plant Biology (4)
    • BI 283 Genetics (4)
    • BI 310 Microbiology (4)
    • BI 404 Cell Biology (3)
    • BI 413 Molecular Genetics (3)
    • BI 543 Pathogenic Microbiology (2)
    • BI 544 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory (1)
    • BS 113/013 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    • BS 114/014 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
    • CH 185/085/005 General Chemistry (5)
    • CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    • CH 187 Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
    • CH 341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry (4)
    • CH 342 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
    • CH 343 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
    • CH 344 Organic Chemistry Lab II (2)
    • EN 100 English Composition (3)
    • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
    • HL 113 Medical Terminology (3)
    • MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5)
    • PH 120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
    • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
    • US 105 American History I (3) or US107 American History II (3) or PS103 U.S. Political Systems (3)

Recommended but not required

  • CH 531 Foundations of Biochemistry (3)
  • CH 532 Advanced Biochemistry (2)
  • BI 163 Evolution and Ecology (4)
  • BI 173 Cell and Organismal Biology (4)
  • BS 113 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BS 114 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • CH 185 General Chemistry (5)
  • CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 187 Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
  • CH 341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry (4)
  • CH 342 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CH 343 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 344 Organic Chemistry Lab II (2)
  • EC 101 Economics Problems and Policies (3) or EC 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or EC 225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5)
  • PH 120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • PH 121/021 Introductory Physics II (5)
  • PL 110 Readings in Philosophy (3) or PL200 Symbolic Logic I (3)
  • PY 101 Psychological Perspectives on Human Behavior (3) or PY 102 Introduction to Psychology (3) or SO 102 Society, Culture, and Social Behavior (3) or SO 200 Introduction to Social Organizations (3)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3) or SC 155 Interpersonal Communication (3), or SC 314 Augmentation and Problem Solving (3)
  • Humanities, e.g. Art, Music, or Literature (3) (no performance courses)
  • BI 163 Evolution and Ecology (4)
  • BI 173 Cell and Organismal Biology (4)
  • BI 283 Genetics (4)
  • BI 310 Microbiology (4)
  • BS 113/013 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BS 114/014 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • CH 185/085/005 General Chemistry (5)
  • CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 187 Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
  • CH 341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry (4)
  • CH 342 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CH 343 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 344 Organic Chemistry Lab II (2)
  • CH 531 Foundations of Biochemistry (3)
  • EC 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
  • HL 105 Introduction to Allied Health Professions (3)
  • MA 223 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • MA 139 Applied Calculus (3)
  • PH 120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
  • SO 102 Society, Culture, and Social Behavior (3)
  • SO 205 Social Problems in America (3)
  • Humanities, e.g. Art, History, Music, Literature, etc. (12)
  • BI 163 Evolution and Ecology (4) or ZO 200 Animal Biology (3)
  • BI 173 Cell and Organismal Biology (4) or BO 200 Plant Biology (4)
  • BI 283 Genetics (4)
  • BI 310 Microbiology (4)
  • BI 404 Cell Biology (3)
  • BI 413 Molecular Genetics (3)
  • BI 442 Immunology (3)
  • BI 543 Pathogenic Microbiology (2)
  • BI 544 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory (1)
  • BS 113/013 Anatomy and Physiology I (4) and BS 114/014 Anatomy and Physiology II (4) or BS 332 Human Physiology (3)
  • CH 185/085/005 General Chemistry (5)
  • CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 187 Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
  • CH 341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry (4)
  • CH 342 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CH 343 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 344 Organic Chemistry Lab II (2)
  • CH 531 Foundations of Biochemistry (3)
  • CH 532 Advanced Biochemistry (2)
  • EC 225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5)
  • MA 223 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3) or PY 271 Research Design and Analysis I (3)
  • PH 120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • PH 121/021 Introductory Physics II (5)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
  • UI 352 Medical Ethics (3)
  • Non-professional Electives
  • Social or Behavioral Sciences (6)
  • Humanities and fine arts (9) (minimum of 3 hours in each of these areas)
  • BI 173 Cell and Organismal Biology (4)
  • BI 283 Genetics (4)
  • BI 310 General Microbiology (4)
  • CH 185 General Chemistry (5)
  • CH 186 Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 187 Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory (2)
  • CH 341 Foundations of Organic Chemistry (4)
  • CH 342 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CH 343 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CH 344 Organic Chemistry Lab II (2)
  • CH 531 Foundations of Biochemistry (3)
  • EC 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3) or EC225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) or AC221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (5)
  • MA 223 Elementary probability and Statistics (3)
  • PY 102 Introduction to Psychology (3) or SO102 Society, Culture and Social Behavior (3)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)
  • Electives (5-6)

Contact

573.651.2167
pcrawford@semo.edu
Rhodes Hall 306
Department of Chemistry and Physics
One University Plaza, MS 6400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701