Associate in Science

Note: Courses listed on degree plan are suggested. Students should consult with their advisor concerning their unique transfer decisions.

Total Degree Credits72
General Education Courses
Arts & Humanities
Select two of the following recommended courses:6
Introduction to the Visual Arts
United States to 1877
United States Since 1877
Music Appreciation
Social & Behavioral Sciences
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one of the following recommended courses:3
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
American Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Written Communications
ENGL 110College Composition I3
Select one of the following:3
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
Oral Communications
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Math, Science & Technology
MATH 210Elementary Statistics3
CHEM 121General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 122General Chemistry II4
CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Lab1
Select from the following recommended courses:3
(Needed if 15 credits for Math, Science & Technology have not been met.)
Introduction to Computers 1
Principles of Information Security 1
Enrichment Course Matrix - may be fulfilled with applicable Arts & Humanities course2
General Education Matrix - may be fulfilled with applicable Arts & Humanities course or Social & Behavioral Sciences course
Digital Literacy Requirements
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Computers 1
Principles of Information Security 1
BSC Approved Training Course
NDUS Institution Approved Training Course
NDUS Institution Designated Digital Literacy Course
Pre-Pharmacy Courses
BIOL 150General Biology I3
BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab1
BIOL 151General Biology II3
BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab1
BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I 23
BIOL 220LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab 21
BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II 23
BIOL 221LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab 21
CHEM 241Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 241LOrganic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 242Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 242LOrganic Chemistry II Lab 31
MATH 146Applied Calculus I3
PHYS 211College Physics I3
PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab 31
Total Credits33

CSCI 101, CIS 147 or courses transferred in from another NDUS Institution that are listed as both general education and digital literacy may satisfy both requirements upon successful completion.


BIOL 220/BIOL 220L and BIOL 221/BIOL 221L must be completed at the same institution for transfer.


CHEM 242L and PHYS 211L are recommended to be taken with the corresponding lecture courses. However, these laboratory courses are not required as part of the North Dakota State University's School of Pharmacy pre-professional curriculum.

This curriculum has been developed based on the suggested pre-professional curriculum of North Dakota State University's School of Pharmacy. Students planning to transfer to NDSU should regularly check the School of Pharmacy's most current curriculum. Students planning to transfer to a pharmacy school other than NDSU should refer to that institution's catalog and modify this curriculum accordingly.