Rowan College at Gloucester County

Chemistry–Pre-Pharm.D. Option (A.S.)


The Chemistry–Pre-Pharm.D. option provides two years of concentrated study in science for those who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in chemistry. Humanities and social science electives are incorporated to provide a broad educational experience. Students are advised to plan their course selection based on the requirements of the vocation or curriculum of the four-year college of their choice.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Students will demonstrate competency in fundamental inorganic and organic chemistry topics by applying critical thinking and problem solving skills to solving chemistry/biology-based problems including utilizing graphical analyses.

  • Develop and demonstrate the basic skill set of techniques and procedures, including recording and reporting of scientific information acquired in the laboratory, necessary to perform scientifically sound laboratory work in the chemical sciences.


Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option Program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

Please view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.

Visit the Class Schedule Listing to view the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

Downl​oad Program Requirements​

Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some of our students in this program have transferred to the following four-year universities:

  • Temple University

  • Thomas Jefferson University

  • University of​ the Sciences in Philadelphia

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment as pharmacists.

Find out where U.S. News & World Report rates these jobs in U.S. News' 100 Best Jobs.

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.​

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.