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About the Pre-Pharmacy Program

The pre-pharmacy program at Carroll prepares students to gain admission to a Pharmacy school while providing a strong foundation of natural science courses. Students in the pre-pharmacy program who are admitted to Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine or the Medical College of Wisconsin will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry after successfully completing their first year at RFUSM or MCW.

Biochemistry forms the foundation for continuance into a PharmD program. Learning outcomes of Carroll’s program are as follows:

Learning Outcomes of Carroll’s Biochemistry program

  1. Understand the basic definitions, concepts and relationships of biochemistry.
  2. Students can participate in international field studies.
  3. Small class sizes allow for close contact between students and professors.
  4. There is ample opportunity for interaction with professors and students in class and in the laboratory.
  5. Understand the basic theory of and use of modern instrumentation.
  6. Use computers for chemical applications including technical writing, modeling, data collecting and processing, and database searching.
  7. Prepare effective written scientific reports and oral presentations for professional audiences.
  8. Work cooperatively in problem solving situations.
  9. Understand the benefits and problems of modern biochemistry for our society.

Curriculum

  • Courses are offered in the basic areas of inorganic, organic, analytical, physical and biochemistry, and are supplemented by industrial internships, studies in laboratory safety and health, and independent research.
  • The department is approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

Internships/Research Opportunities

  • Students can apply what they have learned and make valuable contacts for the future.
  • Carroll's location near Milwaukee ensures numerous internship opportunities.
  • Examples of internships include W.H. Brady & Co., Sigma-Aldrich Corp., Great Lakes Instrument Co., S.C. Johnson Wax, Pittsburgh Paints and Essential Industries.
  • On-campus and off-campus internship and research opportunities are available during academic years and summers.
  • International research opportunities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Special Features

  • Modern scientific instrumentation is incorporated into all courses.
  • Faculty are exceptional and have diverse specialties.
  • The Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society hosts guest lecturers, field trips and provides student mentoring.
  • Students can present research projects at regional and national American Chemical Society meetings.
  • Students can participate in international field studies.
  • Small class sizes allow for close contact between students and professors.
  • There is ample opportunity for interaction with professors and students in class and in the laboratory.

Health Science Bound Initiative

At Carroll University, students interested in a career in health care receive an advantage - our Health Sciences Bound Initiative. Gain access to a team of experienced health sciences academic advisors, activities and experiences that advance your learning in the classroom and in some cases, early admission into select graduate programs. Learn more >>

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Program

Carroll University is one of a small number of select schools with whom RFUMS has developed an articulation agreement for admission. This provides a significant advantage in obtaining admission to this premier pharmacy program for up to 20 Carroll students per year. Additionally, Carroll students and faculty will make regular visits to RFUMS for tours, seminars and opportunities for students to meet with RFUMS faculty. Information about the RFUMS Doctor of Pharmacy program and their accreditation status are located at rosalindfranklin.edu.

Students in the program will complete three years of coursework at Carroll prior to transferring to RFUMS. Courses in the first year at RFUMS will be transferred back to Carroll. Students will then receive a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Carroll University. Students will obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from RFUMS after successfully completing four years of coursework there. Alternately, a student may choose to stay at Carroll for four years and complete the biochemistry major before seeking admission to RFUMS.

Admission to the Pre-Pharmacy Program at Carroll University does not guarantee admission to the RFUMS Pharmacy program. Students must complete all the admission material and processes at RFUMS for admittance to the program.

Medical College of Wisconsin Program

The dual degree program developed by Carroll University and the Medical College of Wisconsin allows students participating in Carroll’s Target Health Sciences program to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree from Carroll and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in just six years. The coursework completed in the first year of study in the PharmD program will transfer back to Carroll to complete the Bachelor of Arts or Science degree requirements.

Students interested in the program will have access to a MCW faculty mentor, career discussions, shadowing opportunities with the MCW School of Pharmacy’s clinical partners, and will potentially have access to undergraduate research opportunities at MCW.

Admission to the Pre-Pharmacy Program at Carroll University does not guarantee admission to the MCW Pharmacy program. Students must complete all the admission material and processes at MCW for admittance to the program.

For more information on the MCW Doctor of Pharmacy program, see mcw.edu/Pharmacy-School.html.

 
 
 
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