Lander University offers curricular programs in pre-allied health. Because of the nature of the courses required to fulfill the requirements of these programs, most students in these programs major in Chemistry or Biology.

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These programs, designed to prepare you to go on to health-related professional schools, are: 

All pharmacy degree programs in the State of South Carolina are now 6-year Pharm. D. programs. As such, they require students to have a minimum of 66 semester hours before applying to pharmacy school.

Although most professional schools have common core curriculum requirements, there are variances. In addition, some schools have regular admission programs, early decision programs, and early admission programs. In the early admission program, the student can be accepted as early as the third semester of undergraduate study. There are variations in the number of hours and courses required by similar programs offered at different institutions. To better serve Lander’s students, each program has a designated faculty advisor. As soon as the decision to enter one of the health-related programs is made, the student and his/her advisement records will be turned over to the appropriate health program advisor in the Department of Physical Sciences.

Successful completion of the following Lander courses will allow a student to apply to pharmacy programs at the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and Presbyterian College:

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
BIOL 111  4
BIOL 112 4
MATH 123 or ​MATH 141 3-4
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
MATH 211 4
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
ECON 201 or ECON 202 3

PHYS 201 and PHYS 202
PHYS 211 and PHYS 212


SPCH 101


BIOL 202


BIOL 203 or BIOL 311

BIOL 204 or BIOL 421 4
History  3
Fine Arts 3
Psychology 3
Social Science Electives (including psychology and history) 9