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This degree plan was created for students planning to attend pharmacy school upon graduation.

The pharmacy school I want to attend does not require this many courses. Why should I take them? 

Some pharmacy schools have minimal requirements to accommodate a wide range of applicants. However, pharmacy schools tell us that students should take as many rigorous science courses as possible to prepare for success in pharmacy school. Courses for this major were also chosen to help prepare students for the PCAT (the pharmacy entrance exam).

Couldn’t I apply to pharmacy school without a bachelor's degree?

Technically yes, but admission to pharmacy school is competitive and most of those admitted to pharmacy school have completed their B.S. degree.

Required Chemistry Courses − 39 credit hours

  • CHEM 1104 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1141 General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 1204 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 1241 General Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 2303 Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 2342 Quantitative Analysis Lab
  • CHEM 3103 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3141 Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 3203 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 3241 Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 3303 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3503 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3541 Physical Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 3714 Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 4403 Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 4861 Chemistry Capstone
  • CHEM 4991 Chemistry Research

Required Biology Courses – 20 credit hours

  • BIOL 1214 Fundamentals of Biology
  • BIOL 3114 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 2003 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2041 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
  • BIOL 2103 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2141 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  • 4 hours of any BIOL 3000 or 4000 level excluding BIOL 3103

Required Physics Courses – 8 credit hours

  • PHYS 1503 General Physics I
  • PHYS 1541 General Physics I Lab
  • PHYS 1603 General Physics II
  • PHYS 1641 General Physics II Lab

Required Math Course – 4 credit hours

  • MATH 2004 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
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