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.

Recommended 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

Recommended 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

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning