Most pharmacy schools require at least one semester of calculus. This requirement can be met by taking Math 211 OR Math 221 OR Math 171/217.

Most programs also require at least one semester of statistics. This course can be taken in your major department.

NOTE: Math 112 is a prerequisite for Chem 103 and Physics 103. In addition, Math 217 or 221 are prerequisites for Physics 201 and 207.


General Chemistry Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Chemistry 103-104
  • Chemistry 109

Organic Chemistry

  • Chem 343: Introductory Organic Chemistry
  • Chem 345: Intermediate Organic Chemistry
  • Chem 344: Organic Chemistry Lab


Choose one of these two sequences:

  • Zoology 101-102 + Additional bio-science course
    • Options include: Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology
    • Note: you may need to do an additional bio-science course with lab
  • Biology 151-152
  • Biocore: Students must apply to enroll in Biocore. For more information, visit their website.
    • Biocore 381-382 AND 383-384 satisfies Intro to Bio requirements
    • Biocore 485-486 Organismal Biology lecture/lab (Satisfies I/A bio)


Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Physics 103-104 (algebra-based)
  • Physics 201-202 (calculus-based; recommended for Engineering majors)
  • Physics 207-208 (calculus-based; recommended for Life Science majors)

English/Public Speaking

Most pharmacy schools require 6 credits of English, Literature, or Public Speaking.

Other Coursework

(Not required by all programs):

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Science
  • Psychology

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