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Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-Pharmacy
Advisor: Mikhail Bobylev and Ryan Winburn

A career in pharmacy requires a minimum of five or six additional years of study following high school. The majority of colleges of pharmacy require a student to have two years of liberal study at an accredited college or university prior to admission. Following three to four years of additional study at an accredited college of pharmacy, the student is eligible to take a licensure examination in the state where he/she plans to practice. The pre-pharmacy program at Minot State University is designed to meet the interests of the students as well as to satisfy the entrance requirements for the particular pharmacy school. Admission into a school of pharmacy is on a competitive basis. The criteria for admission include grade point average (especially in the sciences) and performance on a pharmacy school admission exam. The only school of pharmacy in the state is at North Dakota State University. Listed below are the Minot State University courses that satisfy the pre-pharmacy curriculum for NDSU.

Non-degree advising: Pre-Pharmacy
First-year student (Freshman)
CHEM 121/121L General Chemistry I (GE6)                       5 cr
CHEM 122/122L General Chemistry II (GE6)                      5 cr
BIOL 150 General Biology I: Introduction to Cellular Biology  4 cr
MATH 165 Calculus I (GE5)                                     4 cr
MATH 166 Calculus II                                          4 cr
ENGL 110 College Composition I (GE1)                          3 cr
ENGL 120 College Composition II (GE1)                         3 cr
BIOL 142 General Microbiology                                 4 cr
                                                             32 cr

Sophomore
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I                                  5 cr
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II                                 5 cr
PHYS 105 Physical Science by Inquiry
    or PHYS 203 Introduction to Physics I                     4 cr
BIOL 220 Anatomy & Physiology I                               4 cr
BIOL 221 Anatomy & Physiology II                              4 cr
ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics                       3 cr
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (GE1)                3 cr
                                                             28 cr

This is a non-degree program. General Education categories are shown for appropriate courses for information only. There is no requirement that these students complete the MSU General Education requirements, nor is there any requirement that they earn 128 cr.

These four-year matrices are possible with commitment, focus and optimal conditions.