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In addition to coursework, students are required to take the PCAT standardized test. Field-specific and/or general healthcare experience is encouraged.

Coursework required by most schools:

Course Area Course Number
General Biology, 1 year with lab BIO 101-102
General Chemistry, 1 year with lab CHM 109-110
Organic Chemistry I & II CHM 209-210, 220-221
General Physics, 1 year with lab PHY 101-102
Math: Calculus and Statistics, 1 year MTH 231 and 270
Economics ECO 201 or 202
Psychology (or another Social Science) Various
Microbiology, 1 semester BIO 316
Anatomy and Physiology I & II, 2 semesters BIO 238 & 239
English ENG 120
Public Speaking SCS 101

Other courses that may be required by PharmD programs:

  • Biochemistry (CHM 321 or BIO 419)