Pre-Pharmacy

Students in class

The following courses are required before starting the PharmD program, and can be completed with a minimum of two years of college-level study, though many students choose to complete them over three years of undergraduate study, or over four years while completing a bachelor’s degree in another area.

After admission to the PharmD program students complete four years of professional study in the College of Pharmacy.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

(All courses must be completed with a minimum C- grade)

Fall First Year

Rhetoric (RHET:1030) - 4 sh
Principles of Chem I (CHEM:1110) - 4 sh
Calculus (MATH:1460) - 4 sh
Statistics (STAT:XX but not STAT:1010) - 3 sh
General Education Electives - 3 sh
Total -- 15-18 sh

Spring First Year

Principles of Chem II (CHEM:1120) - 4 sh
Principles of Biology I (2:10) or Foundations of Biology (BIOL:1411)  -4 sh
General Physics (PHYS:1400) If needed** - 4 sh
General Education Electives - 3-6 sh
Total -- 15-18 sh

Fall Second Year

Organic Chem I (CHEM:2210) - 3 sh
Human Anatomy (ACB:2110) - 3 sh
Principles of Biology II (2:11) or Diversity of Form and Function(BIOL:1412) - 4 sh
Microeconomics (ECON:1100) - 4 sh
General Education Electives - 4 sh
Total -- 14-18 sh

Spring Second Year

Organic Chem II (CHEM:2220) - 3 sh
Human Physiology (HHP:3500) - 3 sh
Biochemistry (BIOC:3110) - 3sh
Microbiology (MICR:3112) - 4 sh
General Education Electives - 3-6 sh
Total -- 13-18 sh

Accepted Pre-requisite AP Credit: English Composition, Public Speaking, Microeconomics, Statistics, Calculus, General Education Courses (i.e. Psychology, Macroeconomics, History)

* A high school physics course fulfills the physics requirement