Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.

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Pre-Pharmacy

What is Pre-Pharmacy?

Pharmacists dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. They advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions, and side effects of medications. Pharmacists also monitor the health and progress of patients in response to drug therapy to ensure the safe and effective use of medication. Most pharmacists work in a community setting, such as a retail drugstore, or in a health care facility, such as a hospital, nursing home, mental health institution, or neighborhood health clinic. Pharmacists in community and retail pharmacies counsel patients and answer questions about prescription drugs, including questions regarding possible side effects or interactions among various drugs. They provide information about over-the-counter drugs and make recommendations. They may also give advice about diet, exercise, or stress management or about durable medical equipment and home health care supplies. Pharmacists may also evaluate drug-use patterns and outcomes for patients in hospitals or managed care organizations. Pharmacists who work in home health care monitor drug therapy and prepare infusions—solutions that are injected into patients—and other medications for use in the home. Increasingly, pharmacists are pursuing nontraditional pharmacy work. Some are involved in research for pharmaceutical manufacturers, developing new drugs and therapies and testing their effects on people. Others work in marketing or sales, providing expertise to clients on a drug’s use, effectiveness, and possible side effects. Some pharmacists work for health insurance companies, developing pharmacy benefit packages and carrying out cost-benefit analyses on certain drugs. A doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree is the minimum educational requirement for becoming a pharmacist.

Success Factors

You should have scientific aptitude, good communication skills and a desire to help others. You also must be conscientious and pay close attention to detail, because the decisions you make directly affect human lives. Patience, dedication and commitment are important because of the length of time required to earn a PharmD degree.

Career Possibilities

You must complete your doctorate (PharmD) to become a pharmacist. Your career options include the following:

  • pharmacist
  • director of pharmacy
  • research associate

If you choose not to complete your PharmD, you may find work as a research assistant, laboratory technician, drug sales representative or pharmacy technician.

Minoring in Pre-Pharmacy

You cannot minor in pre-pharmacy.

Curriculum Guides

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The UC Clermont College campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Students on all the campuses of the University of Cincinnati rank our quality of teaching as top level. Our professors consistently use room exercises filled with relevant and up-to-date information.

You will find computers used in laboratories not only for data acquisition, but also for data analysis, experimental design and theoretical model evaluation. This refinement of traditional laboratory exercises gives you practical experience in the basic techniques of scientific methodology. You will apply these techniques to individual research projects under the guidance of a faculty member.

Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their es.

Freshman Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in es. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

To transfer to UC Clermont, you must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin es in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before es begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.

However, you should plan to start pre-pharmacy in fall semester, because the basic series of foundation courses required for this program starts in the fall and continues sequentially through the spring.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Pharmacy

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu