Degree Overview

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

1st Year

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

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

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Potential Career Fields

  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Research
  • Lab Technician

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

Two young women chemistry science students working together in laboratory. The Asian and Caucasian team are in an educational university facility or are co-workers in pharmaceutical or chemical research business. They wear protective eyewear safety goggles and white lab coats. Female in foreground pours liquid from test tube into beaker.

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Marcos Garza-Madrid - Faculty

Dr. Marcos Garza-Madrid

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor


PhD Engineering Sciences/Biotechnology, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey

BMed, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiories de Monterrey

Meier, Timothy

Mr. Timothy Meier

College of Arts and Science | Professor


BS, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC

MS in Microbiology, Clemson University, Clemson SC

MA in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Timothy Veenstra - Faculty

Dr. Timothy Veenstra

College of Arts and Science | Professor


PhD, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

BS, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada

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