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Franklin College does not grant a degree in Pharmacy but there are two schools in the state that offer degrees in Pharmacy: Butler and Purdue University. Both of these universities offer a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) which is the degree that is necessary to obtain if you wish to become a practicing pharmacist. The PharmD degree requires four years to complete. Admission to the Pharm D program requires a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy training (although many students complete a Bachelor’s Degree before applying to the PharmD program). Students wishing to enroll at Franklin College have three options if they wish to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
General chemistry with laboratory 2 semesters – CHE 121-124 General Chemistry I & II
Organic chemistry with laboratory 2 semesters – CHE 221-224 Organic Chemistry I & II
Biochemistry 1 semester – BIO/CHE 334
Biology with laboratory 2 semesters – BIO 134 Principles of Biology and BIO 140 Cell Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology – BIO 115,120 Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Microbiology with lab 1 semester – BIO 373 Microbiology
Immunology (Purdue only) – This course is offered online through the UC Berkeley or at IUPUI or Marian College
Physics with laboratory 2 semesters – PHY 121-122 General Physics I & II
Calculus 2 semesters – MAT 135,140, Mat 142 Calculus I & II, Introduction to Mathematical Sciences
Statistics 1 semester – MAT/PSY 224 Basic Applied Statistics
English Composition 2 semesters – LA 101 The Self & Society, LA 201 The Worlds of Imagination: Exploring Great Literature
Economics 1 semester – ECO 115 Principles of Economics
Students wishing to graduate from Franklin College must meet all of the College’s graduation requirements. It is recommended that you check frequently with the pre-pharmacy adviser to be sure that you are following the correct program that will not only qualify you for admission to pharmacy school, but also one that will allow you to graduate on time.