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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2020-2021 Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Pharmacy Concentration, Arts and Sciences, A.S.

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The Pre-Pharmacy concentration is designed for students interested in attending pharmacy school at a graduate institution. This program provides the general education and science course work necessary for acceptance to pharmacy school upon receiving adequate Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores. Students will be required to learn the specific course requirements for the schools they wish to attend. Specific school requirements can be found through the Pharmacy College Application Service at Students accepted into the program will be eligible for priority admission to Shenandoah University Pharmacy School if, when accepted, the students have a high school GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 grading scale and SAT scores of 1100 or greater or ACT scores of 24 or greater. Priority admission requires that the student continue their academic excellence and PCAT scores in the 75th percentile.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 101
English Composition
*(ENG 101E  is an approved substitution for ENG 101) 
3   ENG 102 Advanced English Concentration 3
MAT 203 Calculus I 4   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
CHM 103 General Chemistry I 4   CHM 104 General Chemistry II 4
Restricted Elective  Choose from the list 4   BIO 205 Microbiology 4
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   14
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science  3   Gen Ed Diversity 3
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I 4   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities  3
PHY 201 General Physics I 4   Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science  3
Restricted Elective Choose from the list 4   CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II 4
        Elective Choose in consultation with advisor  3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   16


General Education Requirements (33 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences



*A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-101 and ENG-101E

Free Electives (3 Credits)

Electives should be selected in consultation with a transfer advisor and/or the transfer institution. Some recommended courses are listed below:

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)

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