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Overview | Pre-Pharmacy

If the excitement of science and medicine piques your interest, the Pre-Pharmacy program may be right for you. Learn from scientist Timothy Meier, previously of Eli Lilly and Company, and one of MBU’s Department of Science faculty members. The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Pharmacy program prepares undergraduate students to enter a doctoral-level program in Pharmacy. The degree includes all of the required course prerequisites necessary to be considered for acceptance into a doctor in pharmacy (PharmD) program. The program provides flexibility for a variety of specific entrance requirements.


Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the BS in Pre-Pharmacy program, students will

  • Gain a greater appreciation for the creative power and wisdom of our creator in the design and function of the human body.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of general principles in the biomedical and pharmaceutical field.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Research problems to develop expedient solutions.
  • Apply science and mathematics to solve complex problems including the analysis and interpretation of data from lab experiments.
  • Demonstrate behaviors required to succeed in the modern workplace including the ability to function effectively and ethically in a team environment.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

General Biology 1 (4)
General Chemistry 1 (4)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

General Biology 2 (4)
General Chemistry 2 (4)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Microbiology (4)
Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
Pre-Calculus (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
Calculus 1 (5)
Baptist Heritage (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

General Physics 1 (4)
Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
Calculus 2 (5)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Total Credits: 16


Semester 2

General Physics 2 (4)
Probability and Statistics (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
The Modern World (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16


Semester 1

Senior Science Capstone Plan (2)
Biochemistry 1 (4)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
Modern Creationary Thought* (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

*Biblical Studies Core Electives reduced to 3 credits with additional requirement of Modern Creationary Thought.

Semester 2

Senior Science Capstone Project (2)
Bioethics in Science (3)
General Psychology (3)
Macroeconomics or Microeconomics (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Open Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Related Majors

Pre-Physician’s Assistant
Pre-Physical Therapy

Related Minors

Potential Career Fields

Clinical Research
Lab Technician

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Dr. Lane Hansel

Department of Applied Science | Chair

EdD, Educational Leadership, Bob Jones University
MS, Microbiology, Clemson University
MS, Biological Sciences, Clemson University (in progress)
MS, Counseling, Bob Jones University
BS, Biology, Bob Jones University

Mr. Timothy Meier

Department of Applied Science | Professor

MA in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
MS in Microbiology, Clemson University, Clemson SC
BS, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC

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