NMC Transfer Guide

To: Ferris State University - Main Campus

Program: Pre-pharmacy

Graduates of the FSU School of Pharmacy are qualified for positions in both community and hospital pharmacy, and in the pharmaceutical industry. The Pharmacy program also prepares students for postgraduate education resulting in careers in teaching and research.

The Pre-Pharmacy program consists of 2 years of courses. Once admitted to the regular program, students spend an additional 6 years for a Pharmacy Doctorate degree.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. Minimum GPA – 2.5. Although admission is very competitive. Ferris reports the current admitted student has a 3.5 average in all science/math classes and scores in the 80% on the PCAT.
  2. Application Deadline – December 1st for the following Fall
  3. Two applications are required:
    1. Initial application for admission to FSU
    2. Separate application for College of Pharmacy. Students receive this application from FSU after having submitted their initial application.
  4. Completion of all Pre-Pharmacy requirements including the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Students must complete the PCAT prior to December 1st for admission to the program the following fall. Times and location for PCAT 1-800-622-3231. Students must register for the test one month in advance of taking the PCAT.
  5. Students may transfer more than 2 years of course work if credits and courses are applicable.
  6. Students should take a heavy load during one or two semesters while attending NMC to adjust to the rigorous schedule required at Ferris
  7. AP and CLEP credits in science and math courses can be used for students entering after Fall 2013
  8. For more information please check out Pharmacy Admissions page I Frequently Asked Questions I Application Guides for NMC Transfer Students I Admission Criteria

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

COM 111 Public Speaking

4

Science/Math

Credits

CHM 150 General Chemistry I

5

CHM 151 General Chemistry II

5

CHM 250 Organic Chemistry I

5

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry II

5

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116 Genetic, Evolution, Animal Biology

4

BIO 208 Microbiology

4

BIO 215 Genetics (new requirement for Fall 2014)

3

BIO 227 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

5

BIO 228 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

5

BIO 268 Biochemistry (new requirement for Fall 2014)

3

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics (new requirement for Fall 2014)

3

MTH 141 Calculus I

5

PHL 121 General Physics I OR PHL 221 Problems & Principles of Physics I

4

Social Science

Credits

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose one of the following courses to meet 300 level requirement at Ferris

PSY 221 Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 223 Introduction to Social Psychology

3

PLS 211 International Relations

3

Humanities

Credits

Choose one of the following courses to meet the 300 level requirement at Ferris:

ART 213 Modern Art History

3

ENG 210 Children's Literature

3

ENG 271 Adolescence/Cultural Diversity

3

HST 225 American Civil War

3

HST 228 Vietnam War

3

HST 235 20th Century Europe

3

PHL 122 Eastern Religions

4

PHL 121 Western Religions

4

Click here to choose additional classes from Humanities Division totalling 8 credits from more than one department

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Fall 2012

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