As a student in the Health Sciences: Pre-Pharmacy pathway, you will build strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving through foundation courses in the sciences and humanities on the East Falls campus. Through classes and co-curricular activities, you will participate in college life with students from other majors such as pre-med, health, engineering, architecture and design.
You will begin your education by completing two years of pre-professional study in preparation for transitioning to graduate-level coursework leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). Students who meet the progression criteria through the Health Sciences BS Pre-Pharmacy program are guaranteed an interview for the competitive graduate pharmacy program at Jefferson College of Pharmacy.
Health Sciences Pre-professional Courses
Jefferson - East Falls Campus
- Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
- Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
- General Biology I with Lab
- General Biology II with Lab
- General Chemistry I with Lab
- General Chemistry II with Lab
- Physics I with Lab
- Physics II with Lab
- Organic Chemistry I with Lab
- Organic Chemistry II with Lab
- Microbiology with Lab
- Writing Seminar I
- Social Sciences (Psychology, Topics in American Studies, Global Citizenship)
- Humanities (American Diversity, Global Diversity, Ethics)
- Elective (3-credits)
Students may choose to complete a 3-year Pre-Pharmacy major where you can work toward both your BS and PharmD degrees in seven years. The extra undergraduate year will give you more opportunities to experience college life -- like studying away, and participating in athletics, campus, and leadership experiences. In the 3-year pathway, you will complete the college studies and pre-professional coursework required to fulfill BS degree requirements. If you meet progression criteria you are guaranteed an interview for the graduate Pharmacy program at Jefferson College of Pharmacy. Your BS degree in Health Sciences is awarded upon completion of first-year pharmacy graduate coursework (end of Year 4).