V: Special Degrees and Pre-Professional Studies
special degree programs are offered by the joint cooperation
of LS&A and some other college or school within the University.
Admission to some of these programs is highly competitive. Because
many of these programs require specific courses for admission,
it is important for students to identify program interests early
in their undergraduate careers, and often at the freshman level.
Although the basic requirements are summarized in this chapter,
students should consult academic advisors associated with the
LS&A students are interested in applying for admission to
a professional school either after two years of liberal arts
studies or after completing an LS&A degree. The second half
of this chapter describes several pre-professional courses of
study. Pre-professional advising is available at both the Academic
Advising Center and the Office of Career Planning and Placement.
Liberal Arts Study for Professional Undergraduate
schools, colleges, and programs (e.g., A. Alfred Taubman
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business Administration,
Dental Hygiene, Education, and Pharmacy) within the University
admit only students who have completed two years of liberal arts
study. The following information is for students interested in
planning the freshman and sophomore years in LS&A and then
applying to one of the schools below.
accepted to the Doctor
of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program transfer to the College
of Pharmacy upon completion of at least 60 credits of pre-professional
work as outlined below. The College accepts students only for
the Fall Term, and the Pharm.D. curriculum requires an additional
four years of study. Deadline for submission of applications
is February 1.
60 credits of pre-pharmacy
162 or 195;
125 and 130 (or exemption per LS&A policy), 210/211, 215/216,
and either 230 or 260, 241, and 242;
115 or 185.
301 and 350.
125/127 and 126/128 or 140/141 and 240/241;
of the LS&A Introductory Composition requirement;
including two social science courses and two courses in foreign
language or the humanities.
alternatives to these courses are acceptable.
interested in transferring to the College of Pharmacy should
discuss their plans and curriculum with a pharmacy
advisor. Advisors are available in the College
spaces in the College of Pharmacy are limited and admission is
competitive, students are encouraged to develop program alternatives
in LS&A and to inform themselves of LS&A degree requirements.
Application to the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
is made through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
to the Pharm.D. program, the College of Pharmacy offers Bachelor
of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bachelor
of Science in Medicinal Chemistry programs. Neither baccalaureate
program leads to a professional degree or pharmacy licensure.
Students interested in these programs should consult a Pharmacy
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