Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Pharmacy

For individuals aspiring to become pharmacists, the Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Pharmacy degree program provides the educational foundation for students to naturally segue into a Pharm.D. program and prepares graduates for the pharmacy college admissions test (PCAT).

Students in this program will gain the scientific building blocks for a graduate degree in pharmacy by studying subjects such as biology, human anatomy, physiology, genetics, chemistry and organic chemistry. Learners will also participate in all corresponding labs in order to gain hands-on experience in each of these areas.

Aspiring pharmacists must also master interpersonal and intercultural communication skills since they will be working with both customers and other pharmacists regularly. Students in the pre-pharmacy program will also examine current theories and practices of pharmacology and epidemiology of drug use. Real-world topics are investigated and discussed including the effects of drugs on representative organ systems and disease processes, as well as issues with drug abuse.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) N/A $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) N/A $68,900
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate N/A 95%
Median Private Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt N/A $13,625
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Life Scientists, All Other
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Clinical Research Coordinators
Natural Sciences Managers
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

On-campus program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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