Pre-Pharmacy

General Information

Bachelor’s Degree RequiredNo – Strongly Recommended
Entrance ExamPCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)
Entrance Exam ResourcesAbout the PCAT (AACP)
What is the PCAT (Kaplan)
All about the PCAT (Kaplan)
Shadowing Hours*no specific amount is required but highly recommended
Application SystemsPharmCAS
Application Timeline & ChecklistPharmacy Pathway
Program DirectorySchool Directory (PharmCAS)
“Pre-Professional Resource Library”Coming Soon!
Professional Associations & AccreditationsAmerican Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Additional ResourcesPre-Pharmacy Requirements
Pharmacy FAQs
Pharmacy School Admissions Requirements (AACP)
AACP Summary of Course Prerequisites (2022-2023)

Recommended Coursework (PDF)

Biology CoursesBIOL211 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL212 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL213 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL317 Vertebrate Structure w/ Lab (5)
BIOL323 General Microbiology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL462 Cellular Neurobiology (3)
Chemistry CoursesCHEM204 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM205 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM206 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM334 Organic Chemistry I (4)
CHEM335 Organic Chemistry II (4)
CHEM338 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM336 Organic Chemistry III (4)
CHEM339 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHEM450 Structural Biochemistry (4)
CHEM451 Metabolic Chemistry (4)
CHEM454 Biochemistry Lab (2)
Physics CoursesPHYS201 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
PHYS202 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
PHYS203 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
Math/Statistics CoursesMATH241 Survey of Calculus (4) or MATH251 Calculus (4)
STAT327 Statistics & Experimental Design (5) or STAT352 Statistics (4)
Social Science CoursesSOC204 Introduction to Sociology (5)
SOC205 Introduction to Sociology: Problems (5)
PSY201 General Psychology (4)
PSY202 General Psychology (4)
ANTH203 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5)
Communication CoursesCOM111 Interpersonal Communications (4)
Economics CoursesECON201 Microeconomics (5) or ECON202 Macroeconomics (5)
Strongly Suggested Electives/Additional CoursesSCI Medical Terminology (3)
BIOL341 Genetics I w/ Lab (4)
BIOL342 Genetics II w/ Lab (4)
BIOL445 Immunology (3)
NotesThe Pre-Pharmacy pathway is designed to prepare students for entrance into Pharmacy school. Although some Pharmacy schools do not require a Baccalaureate (B.A./B.S.) degree for admission, it is highly recommended that students plan to complete a Bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation. Additionally, the coursework prepares students for the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), which is an admission requirement for many Pharmacy schools. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their Advisor when selecting appropriate coursework.