Pre-Pharmacy - Southwestern Illinois College

Pharmacists distribute prescription drugs to individuals and advise patients and physicians on the selection, dosages, interactions, and side effects of medications. Pharmacists monitor the health of patients to ensure the safe and effective use of medication. They also advise patients about general health topics such as diet, exercise, and stress management. They could be involved in research for pharmaceutical manufacturers, developing new drugs and testing their side effects, or they could work in marketing, sales, or carrying out cost-benefit analysis on certain drugs. Other pharmacists work for the government or public health care services.


Refer to the suggested curriculum and the graduation requirements as a guide for completing this program.

Associate in Science Degree (0002) – Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Major