Helena College Pre-Pharmacy Program

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

PRE-PHARMACY

Pre-Pharmacy is the first step for students who wish to pursue a career in pharmacy practice.  Upon completion of an Associate of Science Degree with a Pre-Pharmacy Option at Helena College, students will meet the prerequisite requirements needed for eligibility and application into UM-Missoula Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Students are strongly encouraged to consult the Skaggs School of Pharmacy application page on the University of Montana website to understand the professional program application process and suggested GPA for competitive entry and the successful student profile.

Pharmacists will work in a Hospital/Clinical, Retail, Compounding or Research environment.  Employment is expected to increase by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations.  The median annual wage for pharmacists was $111,570 in May 2010. (According to O*NET statistics information)

 

Helena College Pre-Pharmacy Program Layout

Required Pre-Pharmacy Course Layout – Fall Year 1

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

M 171

Calculus1

4

CHMY 141/142

College Chemistry 1 w/Lab

4

WRIT 101

College Writing

3

BIOH 201/202

Human Anatomy & Physiology1 w/Lab

4

 

Total Credits

15


Required Pre-Pharmacy Course Layout – Spring Year 1

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

STAT 216

Intro to Statistics

3

CHMY 143/144

College Chemistry 2 w/Lab

4

WRIT 201

College Writing 2

3

PSYX 100 or

SOCI 101

Intro to Psychology or

Sociology

(3)

(3)

BIOH 211/212

Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 w/Lab

4

 

Total Credits

17


Required Pre-Pharmacy Course Layout – Fall Year 2

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

ECNS 201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

CHMY 221/222

Organic Chemistry 1 W/Lab

5

LIT 110

Intro to Literature

3

COMM 131

Intro to Public Speaking

3

PHSX 205/206

College Physics w/Lab

4

 

Total Credits

18


                                Required Pre-Pharmacy Course Layout – Spring Year 2     

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

HSTA 101

American History

3

CHMY 223/224

Organic Chemistry 2 w/Lab

5

ANTY 101 or

NASX 105

Anthropology or

Native American Studies

(3)

(3)

BIOB 260

Cellular & Molecular Biology w/Lab

4

 

Total Credits

15


Additional Requirements to meet eligibility to apply for Professional Pharmacy School:

ü  Successful completion of the Pre-Pharmacy program resulting in an Associate Degree with Pre-Pharmacy option of study.

ü  Complete 60 hours of volunteer or paid service in pharmacy, other health care or social field.  To be finalized with an evaluation form filled out by an associate involved in such an experience.

ü  A maintained GPA of 2.5 or better and must maintain a “C” or better in all courses of study designated as a Pre-Pharmacy program.

ü  Completion of the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT).

Program of Study: Business Administration

UM - School of Business Administration Transfer Initiative

This degree program is specifically designed for students seeking admissions into the School of Business Administration at the University of Montana-Missoula. Upon completion of this degree, students desiring a bachelor’s degree in areas of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and International Business are eligible to apply for admissions into UM-Missoula’s School of Business Administration. Note: This degree offers eligibility for application to the School of Business Administration at UM-Missoula and does not guarantee admission. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses designated as a lower-core course.

I. General Education Core (31+ credits)
A: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (10+ credits)
M121 College Algebra  3
STAT216  Introduction to Statistics (lower core)  3
Choose one science combination listed below: (4 credits)
CHMY141  College Chemistry I  3
CHMY142  College Chemistry I Lab  1
BIOB160  Principles of Living Systems  3
BIOB161  Principles of Living Systems Lab  1
B: Written Communication (6 credits)
WRIT101  College Writing I (lower core) 3
WRIT201  College Writing II 3
C: Oral Communication (3 credits)
COMX111  Intro to Public Speaking (lower core) 3
D: Social and Psychological Sciences (6+ credits)
NASX105 Native American Studies 3 D) 3 D)
Choose one of the following:
PSYX100  Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI101  Introduction to Sociology  3
E: Humanities/Fine Arts (6+ credits)
SPNS101  Spanish I  4
Choose one of the following:
ARTZ106  Visual Language – 2-D Foundations  3
HSTA101  American History I  3
HSTA102  American History II  3
LIT110  Introduction to Literature  3
MUSI101  Enjoyment of Music  3
THTR101  Introduction to Theater  3
THTR120  Introduction to Acting I  3
SPNS102  Spanish II  4
F: Diversity Requirement: See Section D
II. Additional General Education Requirements for Degree-Seeking Students (4+ credits)
Choose one science combination listed below: (4 credits)
CHMY143  College Chemistry II 3 3
CHMY144  College Chemistry Lab II 1 1
BIOB170  Principles of Biological Diversity 3 3
BIOB171  Principles of Biological Diversity Lab 1 1
Total General Education Requirements (Minimum)  36-37
III. Program of Study (24 hours)
Required Courses:
ECNS201  Principles of Microeconomics (lower core) 3
ECNS202 Principles of Macroeconomics (lower core) 3
ACTG20 1 Principles of Financial Accounting (lower core) 3
ACTG202  Principles of Managerial Accounting (lower core) 3
BGEN235  Business Law (lower core) 3
BMIS270  Management Information Systems Foundations for Business (lower core) 3
CSCI172  Introduction to Computer Modeling (lower core) 3 3
M115  Probability & LinearMathematics* (lower core) 3 3
Total Program Requirements 24
Total Degree Requirements (Minimum) 60-61 

Notes:
* Finance Majors are required to take Applied Calculus (M162) in place of Probability & Linear Mathematics (M115). This course should be taken the student’s first semester at UM-Missoula.

In the semester when students will have completed 60+ cumulative credits: 1) students must take a Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) exam with UM-Missoula and 2) apply for admissions into the School of Business Administration.