Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy) - Asheville

The Associate of Science degree program in Health Science (Pre-Pharmacy) is designed to provide the foundational courses for students wishing to pursue admittance to a Doctor of Pharmacy program.  For those students who do not gain this admittance, opportunities exist for position in the biological, life, or health sciences.  Example positions include chemical technicians, food science technician, pharmaceutical sales, and biological technicians.

The curriculum requires completion of a variety of general education courses, as well as foundational courses in anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Graduates will have a variety of choices for future education or careers in keeping with the goals of the program.

  1. The program seeks to assist and support students in developing and carrying out an education and career plan based on an understanding of the demanding requirements for health science education and for a successful career in the health sciences or health professions.
  2. The program seeks to provide students with the academic knowledge, skills and tools to enable them to be successful in a Doctor of Pharmacy program.
  3. The program seeks to prepare students to meet expectations for self-directed and lifelong learning and ongoing self-assessment.

The program is designed for completion by full-time students in 7-8 quarters.  Successful completion of 100 quarter credit hours is required.



Advance your career by completing an advanced degree.


Serve the community as a healthcare professional.


Experience hands-on learning outside the classroom through clinical practice.

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Consumer Information: Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student.* South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.