Students interested in a pharmacy career generally begin their undergraduate studies as chemistry majors before applying to a pharmacy school after two or three years of coursework. A minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate courses is required for admission to most schools of pharmacy. With the assistance of the Chemistry Department’s pre-pharmacy advisor, students will plan a specific program to meet the requirements of the school of pharmacy to which the student plans to seek admission.

In preparation for admission to pharmacy school, students should consult bulletins from schools of their choice for specific entrance requirements.

Minimum requirements for most professional schools are as follows:

  • BIOL 133 and 113 Population Biology and Lab
  • BIOL 134 and 114 Cell Biology and Lab
  • BIOL 244 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 340 Genetics
  • BIOL 343 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 345 Microbiology
  • BIOL 346 Biochemistry
  • CHEM 132 and 111 Gen. Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHEM 232 and 211 Gen. Chemistry II and Lab
  • CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II
  • MATH 132 College Algebra or higher
  • MATH 335 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • PHYS 241 Physics I
  • PHYS 242 Physics II
  • PSYC 131 Basic Psychology


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