Prerequisites | Pharmacy

To be eligible for admission to the PharmD program, applicants must complete a minimum of 62 semester credits of prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university in the United States. In order to apply, applicants must achieve a minimum cumulative, science and last 45 semester credit GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent. In order to matriculate into the pharmacy program, applicants must receive a grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses.

While a bachelor's degree is not required in order to apply to the PharmD program, it can make an application more competitive. It is recommended that all required coursework be completed within seven calendar years of the time of application to the program, especially for science courses. Applicants do not need to have all prerequisites done at the time of application but having most courses, if not all of them, done before applying can make an application more competitive.

Conversion of hours - all quarter hours must be converted to semester hours. Quarter hours divided by 1.5 = semester hours. Example: 12 quarter hours = 8 semester hours

Biological Sciences — minimum 19 semester credits

  • General Biology w/labs — 8 semester credits
  • Microbiology (lab not required) — 3 semester credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology w/labs — 8 semester credits
    • Prefer: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology; year long series; courses taken at the same institution preferred. Combined A&P courses accepted.

Chemistry — minimum 16 semester credits

  • General Chemistry w/labs — 8 semester credits
  • Organic Chemistry w/labs — 8 semester credits

Physics — 3 semester credits

  • General or upper-level Physics w/lab — 3 semester credits

Mathematics — 3 semester credits

  • Must include Calculus — 3 semester credits

English — 6 semester credits

Including: Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, Poetry, etc

  • Must include English composition — 3 semester credits
  • Other English — 3 semester credits

Speech — 3 semester credits

  • May include Speech, Communication, Debate — 3 semester credits

Psychology — 3 semester credits

  • Must include Intro or Abnormal psychology — 3 semester credits

Economics — 3 semester credits

  • Must include Micro or Macro — 3 semester credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences — 3 semester credits

  • May include Anthropology, Government, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology — 3 semester hours

Humanities/Fine Arts — 3 semester credits

  • May include Geography, History, Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Performance, Visual Arts, Drama — 3 semester hours