Pre-Health Professions

Pre-Pharmacy

Students who plan to pursue a program to meet requirements for admission to a school of pharmacy can do so at this University. Applicants with a baccalaureate degree are far more competitive for admission to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. Pre-pharmacy students may major in biology with a chemistry minor or major in chemistry with a biology minor. In addition to the required coursework, admission to a school of pharmacy requires high scholastic achievement andacceptable scores on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

Since each pharmacy school requires different supporting coursework,students interested in this field should make contact with the pre-pharmacy advisor for assistance in scheduling the appropriate coursework and for information regarding other application requirements.

Additional coursework outside your major and minor may be required.  Among the most commonly required courses are:

  • BI 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 hours)
  • BI 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 hours)
  • MA 125 Calculus I (4 hours); cannot take MA 121 in its place
  • PH 241, 242 General Physics (4 hours each) or PH 251, 252 Technical Physics (5 hours each)
  • PHL 201 Introduction to Philosophy (3 hours) or PHL 202 Logic (3 hours) or PH 205 Ethics (3 hours)

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

Official PCAT Practice Test

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Pharmacy School Individual Pages

Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS)