Common majors: biochemistry, biology
As a pharmacist you’ll do more than fill prescriptions. You’ll monitor medication regimens and advise others on the effects and uses of medications, as well as their interactions with other drugs. You’ll also have a role in diagnosing acute ailments and consulting for nutrition and disease prevention. The pre-pharmacy track will prepare you for entrance into a Doctor of Pharmacy program—the required degree for all practicing pharmacists.
Study and research in the on-campus donor (cadaver) lab, a rare opportunity for undergraduates.
Pursue an internship at the on-campus Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness.
Gain real clinical experiences through Gordon’s internship program at Duke University and the Gordon Medical Observership program.
BIO105 - Cell Structure and Function Credits: 2
BIO106 - Genetics and Development Credits: 2
BIO107 - Organismal Form and Function Credits: 2
BIO108 - Ecology and Evolution Credits: 2
CHE 111 - Principles of Chemistry I Credits: 4
CHE 112 - Principles of Chemistry II Credits: 4
CHE 211 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 4
CHE 212 - Organic Chemistry II Credits: 4
MAT 134 - Survey of Calculus Credits: 4
MAT 220 - Biostatistics Credits: 4
PHY 111 - General Physics I Credits: 4 (some require II, most do not)
BIO 316 - Modern Genetics Credits: 4
BIO 341 - Biochemistry Credits: 4
Two semesters of writing
RECOMMENDED: Economics/Accounting course, PSY 281 Drugs & Behavior (2 credits), Health Professions Seminars I - IV (taken in sophomore and junior years)