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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Pharmacy

This program pathway is still offered at Red Deer Polytechnic!

To enter this pathway, you can apply to either the University Sciences diploma or Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Your program of application will not affect the transferability of your courses to another institution nor your ability to register in any of the courses you need for your preferred major

Learn more about all Science programs at pathways at RDP.

Bachelor's Degree

2 years at RDC - 4 years at U of A

-Main Campus
The Program

The Pre-Pharmacy program is the first two years of a Bachelor of Science program tailored to meet the admission requirements to BSc Pharmacy in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Alberta.

University Transfer Program

Please note that course work for pre-professional programs varies as per university. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are taking correct pre-professional coursework when applying the a University other than specified in the Calendar.

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides.

International Students and Students applying outside of their home province are advised to consult the calendar of the institution to which you will be applying regarding its policy on admitting international and out-of-province students. This may vary between institutions.

Program Admission Features

Admission to the BSc Pharmacy program requires completion of a minimum of two full years of pre-professional course work and a high grade point average. Admission to the pre-professional program at RDC does not guarantee admission to the professional program. You should check with the university to be aware of specific admission requirements.

University of Alberta

You must make sure you meet admission and minimum course load requirements for the professional program as well as your alternate BSc program.

Suggested Pattern Year 1

  • BIOL 217 (3 credits)
  • CHEM 211/CHEM 212 and/or CHEM 351 (6-9 credits)
  • ENGL 219/ENGL 220 (6 credits)
  • MATH 202 (or MATH 203)/STAT 251 (6 credits)
  • Two or Three Arts or Science options (6-9 credits)

Note: Students applying to the UofA’s Doctor of Pharmacy for Fall 2020 and on will require 6 credits of Physiology as part of their pre-requisite coursework. At RDC, PSIO 258 (which has a pre-requisite of KNSS 200)/PSIO 259 or PSIO 262 (a full-year Physiology course) can be used to meet this requirement. Depending on which course(s) a student decides to take, they can be included in either the year 1 or year 2 schedule. Talk to the Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences for more information.

Please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences), or refer to the Academic Advising Planning Guides

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