EOU offers a three year pre-pharmacy curriculum which prepares you for applying for admission to pharmacy schools. 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. Most dental schools require an additional three years in the professional program to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Prerequisite coursework typically includes one-year sequences of general biology with lab, anatomy and physiology with lab, general chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab, and general physics with lab, in addition to courses in cell structure and function, microbiology with lab, calculus, statistics, speech, general economics, general psychology, and English composition. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their pre-pharmacy adviser when selecting appropriate coursework. Admission to pharmacy schools is highly competitive.