Melissa Krava, department chair
Mayme Green Allied Health Center 213H
Online: Some Classes
Today’s pharmacist is the most accessible health care professional, with the average American visiting a retail drug store every 13 days. The retail pharmacist is in a position to assist patients with a wide range of health issues regarding medications, disease states, treatments, preventive measures, and healthy lifestyles. Surveys show that people rely on their community pharmacists for health care information and admire them for it (pharmacists have been the most widely respected professionals in national surveys for several years). Hospital/institutional pharmacists interact with physicians and other professionals regarding patients’ medication regimens and treatment plans, providing advice on drug usage, interactions, side effects, and patient education. These clinical pharmacists strive for rational, effective, economical drug choice and usage in their institutions.
Students entering the Pharmacy transfer curriculum plan, who do not have the proper prerequisites, may need additional preparatory classes.
The Pharmacy transfer curriculum plan provides preparation for the four-year professional curriculum and meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.
The successful pharmacy student has good communication skills, is highly motivated, possesses scholastic ability and has an aptitude for the biological, physical and medical sciences.
The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this program are biology, computer science, chemistry, zoology, mathematics, physics, and English. Courses that develop reading and communications skills and two years of a foreign language, if available, also are recommended. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process.
Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.
This curriculum does not fully meet all the educational requirements for the North Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. Additional courses required at NDSU include microbiology, communications, and biochemistry. Students applying for other colleges of pharmacy will need to check for current entrance requirements.
This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.