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Pre-Pharmacy

If you are a detail-oriented person, like science and want a career working with people, then a future as a pharmacist could be an excellent choice for you.

In this program, you’ll lay the groundwork for a pharmacy degree with courses in biology and chemistry. You’ll also complete general education requirements in areas such as communication, social sciences, humanities and math. This pre-pharmacy program prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university at a junior standing.

Whether you want to work in a community or hospital pharmacy, the manufacturing industry, pharmaceutical sales or research, this program will point you toward a variety of career opportunities in pharmacy.

SFCC is a MESA College

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, you will have support all along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!

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Total Credits: 105

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 222
Majors Cell/Molecular: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 221
Majors Ecology/Evolution: w/Lab
5
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 223
Majors Organismal Phys: w/Lab
5
BIOL& 260
Microbiology
5
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ECON& 201
Micro Economics
5
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 241
Human A & P 1
5
CHEM& 241
Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM& 251
Organic Chemistry Lab I
2
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 242
Human A & P 2
5
CHEM& 242
Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM& 252
Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Seventh Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM 260
Biochemistry
5
CHEM& 243
Organic Chemistry III
3
CHEM& 253
Organic Chemistry Lab III
2
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
15
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

SFCC students who complete the Associate of Science Transfer (AS-T1) in Pre-Pharm can, upon application and acceptance, transfer with junior standing into:

  • The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program at WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

SFCC students who complete the Associate of Arts – Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) in Pre-Pharm can, upon application and acceptance, transfer with junior standing into:

  • The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program at WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Please be sure to meet with your advisor to take recommended courses for these transfer options.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Thayne Lacy

Department Chair
Thayne.Lacy@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4165

Rudy Morrow

Administrative Assistant, STEM
Rudy.Morrow@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4321
Building 28, room 123