Pre-Pharmacy

Admission requirements to colleges of pharmacy vary considerably. Students planning to enter a pharmacy school should seek specific information from the school they wish to attend. Acceptance into a college of pharmacy is extremely competitive.  Entrance into a college of pharmacy directly from ICC is possible; an alternative would be to receive a baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, or bio-chemistry before applying to the pharmacy college of their choice. 

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
PSY 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 
or
3
SOC 110 AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY  3
ECON 110
or
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 
or
3
ECON 111 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS  3
MATH 222 CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I  5
MATH 223
or
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II 
or
4
MATH 211 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS  4
BIOL 160 BIOPRINCIPLES I  4
BIOL 161 BIOPRINCIPLES II  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
BIOL 205 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I  4
BIOL 206 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II  4
CHEM 220 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  5
CHEM 230 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  4
PHYS 120 GENERAL PHYSICS  5

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS  5

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 MATH 222; CHEM 130; BIOL 160; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1 MATH 223 or MATH 211; CHEM 132; BIOL 161; ENGL 111; PSY 110 or SOC 110
Summer SemesterHumanities; ECON 110 or ECON 111
Fall Semester 2CHEM 220; BIOL 205; PHYS 120; COMM 110 or COMM 212
Spring Semester 2CHEM 230; BIOL 206; PHYS 121; Fine Arts

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309) 694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training