A pharmacist is a health professional who, in addition to dispensing prescription medication to patients, also provides information about the drugs their doctors have ordered for them. He or she explains physicians' instructions to patients so these individuals can use these medications safely and effectively. This degree program is specifically designed for students seeking admissions into the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana–Missoula. Upon completion of this degree, students desiring a professional (Pharm. D.) degree in Pharmacy Practice or Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences are eligible to apply for admissions into UM-Missoula’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

First Semester Courses
Course # Title
BIOH201/202 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
CHMY141 College Chemistry I
CHMY142 College Chemistry I Lab
M171 Calculus I
WRIT101 College Writing I
Second Semester Courses
Course # Title
BIOH211 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
CHMY143 College Chemistry II (Course can be taken for honors credit)
CHMY144 College Chemistry II Lab
STAT216 Introduction to Statistics
Choose one of the following:
PSYX100 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI101 Introduction to Sociology
Third Semester Courses
Course # Title
CHMY221 Organic Chemistry I
CHMY222 Organic Chemistry I Lab
COMX111 Introduction to Public Speaking
ECNS201 Principles of Microeconomics
*Humanities/Fine Arts course *Humanities/Fine Arts course
PHSX205 College Physics I
PHSX206 College Physics I Lab
Fourth Semester Courses
Course # Title
BIOB260 Cellular and Molecular Biology with Lab (Course can be taken for honors credit)
CHMY223 Organic Chemistry II (Course can be taken for honors credit)
CHMY224 Organic Chemistry II Lab
*Diversity Course *Diversity Course
*Humanities/Fine Arts *Humanities/Fine Arts

* Selection of Humanities/Fine Arts and Diversity elective courses made with consultation of the Helena College Pre-Pharmacy advisor.

Note: Students in this program must also complete the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) and complete 20 hours of volunteer or paid services in a pharmacy, or other health care, or social field. This program satisfies the two-year pre-professional requirement and offers eligibility for application to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the UM-Missoula and does not guarantee admission. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses.

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