Associate in Science (Transfer)

As a pharmacist, you will do more than dispense medicine. You’ll help people use prescription medication safely and for maximum benefit. ICC can prepare you for this growing career with classes taught by expert instructors and tuition that won’t break the bank. After graduation, you can continue your education with confidence.

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Learn the foundational principles of biology and chemistry from expert instructors. Build the practical skills needed for success in the lab, gain experience conducting research, writing scientific papers, and working in teams. After graduation, you can competitively transfer to a four-year college or university in a variety of pre-professional fields and continue into a school or pharmacy. 

A Quality Education

Our state-of-the-art health teaching facilities mean you’ll have the best preparation for your advanced education.

Get Involved

Network with fellow students from across ICC’s health programs in the Pre-Health Club.

Career Opportunities

Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Researcher, Pharmacologist, Clinical Researcher, Lab Technician, Pharmaceutical Sales Rep


21 Months

If full time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

You’ll have the best experience in our STEM programs if you complete your degree as a full-time student.



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Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Driving Educational Equity: Dual Credit Expansion and Virtual Reality EMT Training
Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies
First-Generation Student Success
Notable Alumni: Michael Brown, Executive Director, Ecology Action Center

Students get quality instruction and one-on-one time with faculty because our program allows them to focus only on teaching.

Ganesh Lakshminarayan, Professor, Chemistry
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How Do I Get Into the Pre-Pharmacy Program?

Through our pre-health programs, you’ll gain a robust understanding of the foundational principles of biology, skills in operating successfully in the biology laboratory, and experiences with conducting biological research, writing scientific manuscripts, and working with teams.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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