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 the Pre-Pharmacy degree 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.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.

On-campus program disclosures      

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