Pre-Pharmacy Track for Chemistry Majors
This information is intended to serve as a guide only and is not a degree program by itself.
Students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry may be interested in a track leading to careers in pharmacy medicine. The following courses with electives totaling over 90 semester hours are designed to meet the requirements for entrance to most schools of medicine, or other health professions. Since there may be some differences in admission requirements, students are advised to know the requirements of the schools they expect to attend.
The following courses should be taken as part of the University College Curriculum:
- MATH 129* Pre-Calculus I
- MATH 130* Pre-Calculus II
- BIOL 150 Principles of Biology
- ZOOL 200 General Zoology
*MATH 129 and MATH 130 are required, but profile examination scores may indicate that MATH 121 must be completed as prerequisite to MATH 129.
The following courses are recommended by most schools of pharmacy and should be considered as pre-pharmacy course requirements.
These courses are the minimum science requirements for all schools of pharmacy:
- Two semesters of Biology (BIOL 150 and ZOOL 200)
- Two semesters of General Chemistry (CHEM 141 and CHEM 142 and CHEM 161 and CHEM 162)
- Two semesters of Organic Chemistry (CHEM 223 and CHEM 224 and CHEM 225 and CHEM 226)
- One semester of Calculus (MATH 142)
- Two semesters of Physics (PHYS 111 and PHYS 112 or PHYS 121 and PHYS 122)
These courses are common requirements found in admission requirements for many schools of pharmacy:
- Two semesters of English Composition (ENGL 110 and ENGL 120)
- Two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology (ZOOL 210 and ZOOL 230)
- Cell Biology and Microbiology (BIOL 200 and BIOL 330)
- Biochemistry (BICH 411 and BICH 421)
- History and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, History, Psychology, and Sociology)
- Humanities and Fine Arts (Art, Literature, Music, and Philosophy)
- Verbal Communication (SPEE 200)
- Ethnic Studies (Foreign Language, ENGL 220, ENGL 223, HIST 210, PHIL 212, and others)
- Advanced Biology and Zoology (ZOOL 350, ZOOL 370, ZOOL 410, and ZOOL 430)
- Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (CSC 100, STAT 202, and others)