AS in Biology: PharmD Track

The AS in Biology: PharmD (ASB: PharmD) is intended for students who have been accepted into the Pacific University PharmD Bridge ProgramThe MHCC-Pacific Pharmacy Bridge Program creates a path for eligible undergraduate students to pursue guaranteed conditional admissions at Pacific University School of Pharmacy while building relationships with School of Pharmacy students and faculty.

Please note that students may not self-select the ASB: PharmD track for their major or for degree audit purposes. Pacific University will notify MHCC regularly when students have been accepted into the PharmD program and the student's major will be changed at that time.

This program aims to nurture career interests, provide enriching pre-professional development, and pave a way for success in Pacific University’s 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. Participants in the Bridge program will:

  • Receive educational and career support from Pacific's School of Pharmacy faculty
  • Participate in pre-professional workshops
  • Participate in select School of Pharmacy events
  • Build mentorship relationships with current School of Pharmacy students
  • Receive guaranteed conditional admissions to the School of Pharmacy’s PharmD program pending completion of bridge program requirements

For more information, please contact: Tony Potter | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions | 503-352-7229 | PharmD@pacificu.edu

Applying to the PharmD Bridge Program

Step 1:

Complete the following ASB: PharmD courses with a minimum grade of C or higher.

BI211Principles of Biology I5
BI212Principles of Biology II5
CH221General Chemistry I5
CH222General Chemistry II5
MTH251Calculus I: Differential Calculus5
WR121English Composition (Course offered online)4
WR122English Composition: Critical Thinking (Course offered online)4
or WR227 Technical Report Writing (Course offered online)
PSY201General Psychology (Course offered online)4
or PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Course offered online)
Total Credits37

Step 2:

Complete an ASB: PharmD graduation plan that is approved by an MHCC adviser. Maintain minimum grades in coursework, including a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a science GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Step 3:

Successfully pass an interview to the Bridge program.

Step 4: 

Finish the PharmD prerequisites by completing the ASB: PharmD degree at MHCC. All courses must be competed by mid-July before the PharmD program starts.

Step 5: 

Transition to Pacific University's School of Pharmacy.


ASB: PharmD - Degree Requirements

Science Core, 15 courses66
University Elective, 1 course3-4
MTH251Calculus I: Differential Calculus5
WR121English Composition (Course offered online)4
WR122English Composition: Critical Thinking (Course offered online)4
EC201Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics (Course offered online)4
or EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics (Course offered online)
PSY201General Psychology (Course offered online)4
or PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Course offered online)
Oral Communication, 1 course3-4
Health and Physical Education, 3 credits3
Arts & Letters, 2 courses6-8
Total Credits102-106

Please note: Students who completed 2 writing courses for 3 credits each will need to take a third writing course in order to reach the minimum 8 credits required. Pacific University will also accept AP exams for credit, for English, Economics, Psychology and Calculus with a score of 4 or 5. 

Science Core

Fifteen (15) courses: 200-level Biology sequence; 200-level Chemistry sequence; Organic Chemistry sequence; 200-level Human Anatomy & Microbiology sequence; Microbiology;  and General Physics or Physics with Calculus.

BI211Principles of Biology I5
BI212Principles of Biology II5
BI213Principles of Biology III5
CH221General Chemistry I5
CH222General Chemistry II5
CH223General Chemistry III5
CH241Organic Chemistry I5
CH242Organic Chemistry II5
CH243Organic Chemistry III5
BI234Microbiology4
BI231Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Course offered online)4
BI232Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Course offered online)4
BI233Human Anatomy and Physiology III (Course offered online)4
PH201General Physics I5
or PH211 General Physics with Calculus I

University Elective

One (1) course from the following list (cannot be the same courses used for Arts & Letters requirement):

Anthropology
ANTH101Introduction to Biological Anthropology (Course offered online)4
ANTH102Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ANTH103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Cultural Literacy course)4
ANTH180Language and Culture (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
Art
ART115Basic Design I: Two-Dimensional4
ART116Basic Design II: Color Theory4
ART117Basic Design III: Three- Dimensional4
ART204History of Western Art: Prehistoric - Byzantine (Course offered online)4
ART205History of Western Art: Medieval - Renaissance (Course offered online)4
ART206History of Western Art: Baroque - Modern (Course offered online)4
ART211Survey of Visual Arts (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ART215PSurvey in Visual Arts: Photography3
ART225Adobe Illustrator: Digital Art4
ART226Adobe Photoshop: Digital Art4
ART231Drawing I4
ART232Drawing II4
ART233Drawing III4
ART234Life Drawing I4
ART235Life Drawing II4
ART236Life Drawing III4
ART240Illustration and Cartooning4
ART254Ceramics I4
ART255Ceramics II4
ART256Ceramics III4
ART257Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing I4
ART258Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing II4
ART259Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing III4
ART260Digital Photography and Imaging4
ART261Photography I3
ART262Photography II3
ART271Printmaking I: Screenprint and Woodcut4
ART272Printmaking II: Silkscreen, Woodcut, and Intaglio4
ART273Printmaking III4
ART281Painting I4
ART282Painting II4
ART283Painting III4
ART291Sculpture I4
ART292Sculpture II4
ART293Sculpture III4
ART294Watercolor I4
ART296Watercolor II4
ART297Watercolor III4
English
ENG104Introduction to Literature: Fiction (Course offered online)4
ENG105Introduction to Literature: Drama (Course offered online)4
ENG106Introduction to Literature: Poetry4
ENG201Shakespeare4
ENG204British Literature I: Old English to Renaissance (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG205British Literature II: Age of Enlightenment to Present (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG218Arthurian Legends4
ENG222Women's Literature (Cultural Literacy course)3
ENG250Introduction to Mythology4
ENG253Survey of American Literature I (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG254Survey of American Literature II (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG261Literature of Science Fiction (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG271World Literature: The Classical World (Ancient Literature to 1000 C.E.) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG272World Literature: 1000 to 1800 C.E. (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG273World Literature: 1800 C.E. to the Present (Cultural Literacy course)4
Geography
GEOG105Introduction to Physical Geography3
GEOG106Introduction to World Regional Geography (Cultural Literacy course)3
GEOG107Introduction to Cultural Geography (Cultural Literacy course)3
GEOG202The Geography of Europe (Cultural Literacy course)3
GEOG214Geography of Mexico and Central America (Cultural Literacy course)3
History
HST101Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST102Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST103Western Civilization: Modern Europe (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST110Ancient World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST111Medieval World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST112Modern World History (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST195History of the Vietnam War (Cultural Literacy course)3
HST201U.S. History: Pre-Colonial-1840 (Course offered online)4
HST202U.S. History: 1840 - 1917 (Course offered online)4
HST203U.S. History: 1910 - Present (Course offered online)4
HST204Women in U.S. History (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST225Women in World History (Cultural Literacy course)4
HST237America in the 1960s3
Music
MUS105Music Appreciation/Music for the Listener3
MUS111Music Theory I3
MUS112Music Theory II3
MUS113Music Theory III3
MUS211Music Theory IV (Cultural Literacy course)3
MUS212Music Theory V (Cultural Literacy course)3
MUS213Music Theory VI (Cultural Literacy course)3
MUS268Music History: Baroque to Romantic (Cultural Literacy course)4
Philosophy
PHL201Introduction to Philosophy (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
PHL202Fundamental Ethics (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
Political Science
PS200Introduction to Political Science (Course offered online)4
PS201American Government (Course offered online)4
PS203State and Local Governments4
PS204Introduction to Comparative Politics4
PS205International Relations (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
PS209Problems in American Politics4
PS215Global Issues4
Theatre
TA101Appreciating Theatre3
TA106Theatre History: Origins to the Renaissance (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)3
TA107Theatre History: Restoration to Contemporary (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)3
TA141Acting Fundamentals I3
TA142Acting Fundamentals II3
TA143Acting Fundamentals III3

Oral Communication 

One (1) course:

COMM111Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Course offered online) (recommended)4
COMM100Basic Speech Communication (Course offered online)3
COMM114Argument and Critical Discourse3
COMM115Introduction to Intercultural Communication (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
COMM218Interpersonal Communication (Course offered online)4

Health & Physical Education

Three (3) credits:

HE151Drug Education: Stimulants and Performance Enhancing Drugs3
HE152Drug Education: Opioids, Cannabis, Depressants and Hallucinogens3
HE202Adult Development and Aging1
HE204Nutrition for Health3
HE205Diet Appraisal (Course offered online)1
HE207Stress Control Through Activity Intervention1
HE208HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections1
HE250Personal Health (Course offered online)3
HE251Wilderness First Aid2
HE252First Aid: Responding to Emergencies3
HE255Alcohol and the Family3
HE261CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation1
HE265Women's Health Issues (Course offered online)2
PE185 - activity course1
HPE170Structure and Function of the Human Body3
HPE172Exercise Science3
HPE174Fitness Assessment and Programming3
HPE270Introduction to Sport Psychology3
HPE285OLWilderness Survival3
HPE291Lifeguard Training2
HPE295Health and Fitness for Life (Course offered online) (requirement at OSU and WOU)3

Arts & Letters 

Two (2) courses with prefix beginning with ART, ENG, MUS, PHL, TA, or R (cannot be same courses used for University Elective requirement):

ART115Basic Design I: Two-Dimensional4
ART116Basic Design II: Color Theory4
ART117Basic Design III: Three- Dimensional4
ART204History of Western Art: Prehistoric - Byzantine (Course offered online)4
ART205History of Western Art: Medieval - Renaissance (Course offered online)4
ART206History of Western Art: Baroque - Modern (Course offered online)4
ART211Survey of Visual Arts (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ART215PSurvey in Visual Arts: Photography3
ART231Drawing I4
ART234Life Drawing I4
ART240Illustration and Cartooning4
ART254Ceramics I4
ART257Jewelrymaking/Metalsmithing I4
ART260Digital Photography and Imaging4
ART261Photography I3
ART271Printmaking I: Screenprint and Woodcut4
ART281Painting I4
ART291Sculpture I4
ART294Watercolor I4
ENG104Introduction to Literature: Fiction (Course offered online)4
ENG105Introduction to Literature: Drama (Course offered online)4
ENG106Introduction to Literature: Poetry4
ENG201Shakespeare4
ENG204British Literature I: Old English to Renaissance (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG205British Literature II: Age of Enlightenment to Present (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG218Arthurian Legends4
ENG222Women's Literature (Cultural Literacy course)3
ENG250Introduction to Mythology4
ENG253Survey of American Literature I (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG254Survey of American Literature II (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG261Literature of Science Fiction (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG271World Literature: The Classical World (Ancient Literature to 1000 C.E.) (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG272World Literature: 1000 to 1800 C.E. (Cultural Literacy course)4
ENG273World Literature: 1800 C.E. to the Present (Cultural Literacy course)4
MUS101Music Fundamentals3
MUS103Jazz History3
MUS105Music Appreciation/Music for the Listener3
MUS111Music Theory I3
MUS112Music Theory II3
MUS113Music Theory III3
MUS117Electronic Music Production I3
MUS118Electronic Music Production II3
MUS119Electronic Music Production III3
MUS211Music Theory IV (Cultural Literacy course)3
MUS212Music Theory V (Cultural Literacy course)3
MUS213Music Theory VI (Cultural Literacy course)3
MUS268Music History: Baroque to Romantic (Cultural Literacy course)4
PHL191Language and the Layout of Argument4
PHL201Introduction to Philosophy (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
PHL202Fundamental Ethics (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)4
TA101Appreciating Theatre3
TA106Theatre History: Origins to the Renaissance (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)3
TA107Theatre History: Restoration to Contemporary (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)3
TA141Acting Fundamentals I3
TA142Acting Fundamentals II3
TA143Acting Fundamentals III3
TA144Improvisation3
R210World Religions (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)3
R211History of the Old Testament (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)3
R212History of the New Testament (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)3

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course