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Pre-Pharmacy

Admission to a college of pharmacy typically requires courses in English, mathematics, chemistry, biology, economics, and the humanities. To fulfill R.Ph. degree requirements, most colleges of pharmacy recommend the 2-3 plan, (two years of college work followed by three years of professional work in a college of pharmacy). To fulfill Ph.D. degree requirements, many colleges of pharmacy recommend the 2-4 plan, (two years of college work followed by four years of professional work in a college of pharmacy). The student is advised to seek out and fulfill the pre-professional requirements of the college of pharmacy to which he/she intends to apply.

The following two-year sequence includes the courses required for admission to all colleges of pharmacy.

Required Courses:

  • Bio 105/L Ecology and Evolution & Lab 3/1
  • Bio 115/L Molecular and Cellular Biology & Lab 3/1
  • Bio 311/L Microbiology & Lab 3/1
  • Chm 101/L General Chemistry I & Lab 3/1
  • Chm 102/L General Chemistry II & Lab 3/1
  • Chm 301/L Organic Chemistry I & Lab 3/1
  • Chm 302/L Organic Chemistry II & Lab 3/1
  • Eco 201 Economic Concepts I 3
  • Eng 101 Writing I 3
  • Eng 102 Writing II 3
  • Mth 211 Calculus I 4
  • PhS 201/L General Physics I & Lab 3/1
  • PhS 202/L General Physics II & Lab 3/1

Recommended courses:

  • Chm 205 Quantitative Analysis 3
  • Chm 205L Quantitative Analysis Lab 1
  • Eco 202 Economic Concepts II 3
  • Mth 313 Probability and Statistics 3