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School of Pharmacy


Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements
First Year Experience (F):
CHP 190Critical Thinking and Academic Success 2
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II * 13
ENGL 324Writing in the Sciences3
or ENGL 325Writing in the Health Professions
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking *3
Quantitative Reasoning (R):
MATH 146Applied Calculus I *4
Science & Technology (S):
CHEM 121General Chemistry I *3
CHEM 121LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 122General Chemistry II *3
PHYS 211College Physics I3
Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B):
COMM 216Intercultural Communication *3
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics *3
Wellness (W): Select from current general education list2
Cultural Diversity (D):
COMM 216Intercultural Communication3
Global Perspectives (G):
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
Total Credits42
General Education Requirements40
Pre-Pharmacy Requirements
BIOC 460Foundations of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I 3
BIOC 461Foundations of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II3
BIOL 150 & 150LGeneral Biology I and General Biology I Laboratory *4
BIOL 151 & 151LGeneral Biology II and General Biology II Laboratory*
(For those applying for fall 2018)
BIOL 220 & 220LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory *4
BIOL 221 & 221LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory4
CHEM 122LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I *3
CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II 3
MICR 202 & 202LIntroductory Microbiology and Introductory Microbiology Lab *3-5
or MICR 350 & 350LGeneral Microbiology and General Microbiology Lab
MICR 460Pathogenic Microbiology3
STAT 330Introductory Statistics *3
Professional Years 1 & 272-76
Total Credits148-154

Selected core courses will be used for selection criteria to determine GPA used in calculation for admission to the professional program. These courses must show evidence of letter grade, or other means of demonstrating acceptable competency (i.e. AP – CEEB) and MUST be completed by the end of fall semester prior to the December 31 deadline to apply to the pharmacy program. Remaining courses, which are required and listed in the pre-pharmacy curriculum, MUST be completed by the end of spring term. The only exception to this is that up to six credits of electives may be completed during the summer term.


Students with composite ACT scores of 20 or lower must register for English 100 and 110 Fall Semester and take Engl 120 Spring Semester. Students who complete English 120 with a “C” or higher will receive credit for English 110 with a passing grade (P).

  • All courses listed for pre-pharmacy must be complete in order to apply for the professional program in the last spring semester in which pre-requisite courses are taken.
  • All required courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or above.
  • All students must maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or above for each semester in the College.  A student who fails to meet this standard for two successive or three non-successive semesters may be terminated from enrollment in the College of PNAS.    
  • English 324 and English 325 require the completion of 60 credit hours to enroll in the course. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor to ensure that they meet this requirement.

NOTE: Student admitted to the Pharm.D. program will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Pharmaceutical Science with successful completion of all courses through the second year of the professional Pharm.D. program.


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