Pre-Pharmacy Pathway (44-48 Math/Science courses)

The following courses will satisfy the pre-requisites for most pharmacy schools.  It is important for students to determine the specific requirements for each pharmacy school they wish to apply to, in consultation with a pre-health advisor.  Most pharmacy schools require the following courses:

Other recommended and/or required courses:

Other Requirements:
The PCAT (pharmacy college admissions test) is required for applicants to pharmacy school.

Pharmacy school is becoming increasing popular and, therefore, more competitive. Most schools require at least a 3.0, but a higher GPA is necessary to be considered.  The average GPA of students entering into pharmacy programs ranges from 3.22 – 3.62.

Pre-Pharmacy Pathway Sample Four Year Plan

Fall I

Spring I

WRT101 Composition I (FY)

Writing Intensive (WI)

MAT170 Calculus with Review or                   MAT181 Calculus I (QR)*

MAT171 Calculus I with Review OR MAT115 Biostatistics OR MAT120 Stats(QR)

BIO103 General Biology I (SI)

BIO104 General Biology II

CHE110 General Chemistry I (SI)

CHE111 General Chemistry II

Fall 2

Spring 2

COM162 Public Speaking (OC)

PSY100 Intro to Psychology

Foreign Language I (IC)

Foreign Language II (IC)

CHE210 Organic Chemistry I

CHE211 Organic Chemistry II

Major Course (IL)

Major Course

Gen Ed  (HW)

Gen Ed (CT)

Fall 3

Spring 3

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

Major Course

BIO105 Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO106 Anatomy & Physiology II

PHY120 General Physics I

PHY121 General Physics II or Free Elective

ECO211 Microeconomics

BIO216  General Microbiology

Fall 4

Spring 4

BIO421 Biochemistry Lecture

Gen Ed (CP)

Major Course

SOC100 Intro to Sociology

Major Course

MAT115 Biostats OR MAT120 Stats (QR) OR Free Elective

Major Course

Major OR Free Elective

Major Course (W3 & CGE)

Major OR Free Elective

*Students who did not take pre-calculus in high school are encouraged to take MAT133 Pre-calculus during the summer prior to the start of this program.


Taking multiple lab sciences in a semester can be very challenging. You may wish to reduce your course load and take some courses in the summer.  Speak with your advisor about this possibility.