Academics

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

Required Program Courses

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

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
PHYS 121GENERAL 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