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Program Overview

Program Overview

If you’re looking for a versatile career in the healthcare field, look no further. Help others live better, healthier lives. Develop productive habits within your patients. Research complex drugs that could one day change the world. Put yourself on the path to a career that gives back through our pre-pharmacy program.  

This program will successfully transition you into the Doctor of Pharmacy program, so that you will be a sought-after professional in the field. Lucky for you, we provide several ways to get there. And we can tailor your journey around your personal interests. You may opt to pursue a bachelor’s degree track, a 3+1 bachelor’s degree track, or simply take 64 course hours of required prerequisite courses.

In any of these tracks, you will expand your knowledge and build the foundation necessary to prepare you for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. You will have access to our seasoned faculty and student pharmacists who have already begun their journey through membership in the Pre-Pharmacy Society.  You will get personal, step-by-step guidance about the application process and pharmacy career pathways. Advanced critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills will all be developed. You will be highly equipped to continue your education in the multifaceted field of pharmacy.

Courses

Courses

For students prepared to start with Math 1314 Calculus I:

 

Fall (17 Hours):

  • Lipscomb Seminar (3)
  • BI 1073 - The Story of Jesus
  • CM 1113 - General Chemistry I
  • CM 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • MA 1314 - Calculus I
  • General Ed. Course/Elective (3)


Spring (17 Hours):

  • BI 1083 - The Story of the Church
  • CM 1123 - General Chemistry II
  • CM 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • EN 1313 - University Writing
  • BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
  • General Ed. Course/Elective (3)


For students prepared to start with Math 1113 Algebra:



Fall (16 Hours):

  • Lipscomb Seminar (3)
  • BI 1073 - The Story of Jesus
  • CM 1113 - General Chemistry I
  • CM 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • MA 1113 - College Algebra
  • Communication (3)


Spring (17 Hours):

  • BI 1083 - The Story of the Church
  • CM 1123 - General Chemistry II
  • CM 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • EN 1313 - University Writing
  • BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
  • MA 1123 - Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry


For students prepared to start with Math 1115 Pre-Calculus:

 

Fall (15 Hours):

  • Lipscomb Seminar (3)
  • BI 1073 - The Story of Jesus
  • CM 1113 - General Chemistry I
  • CM 1211 - General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • Math 1115 (5)


Spring (17 Hours):

  • BI 1083 - The Story of the Church
  • CM 1123 - General Chemistry II
  • CM 1221 - General Chemistry Laboratory II
  • EN 1313 - University Writing
  • BY 1134 - Principles of Biology: Cell and Genetics
  • CO 1003 - Introduction to Communication

Research Opportunities

We know that you want to be an innovator in the field. That’s why we offer unique research opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities with our world-class faculty so that you can hone your expertise.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Kevin Clauson

    Kevin Clauson

    Associate Professor

    Kevin A. Clauson is an Associate Professor at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Clauson interacts with student pharmacists in courses including health informatics and independent research in...

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Career Paths

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

Medical Scientists

Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

Pharmacists

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.