Pre-Pharmacy Society

In general, a pharmacy program may consist of one to three years of pre-professional coursework followed by at least four years of professional study. Some colleges, however, offer the entire program at the pharmacy college. 

Listed below is a general recommendation for a two-year program in pre-pharmacy. Since entrance requirements vary, students should consult the catalog of the colleges to which they intend to apply.

First Semester

CHEM 1111
MATH 1800
ENGL 1100
HIST 1031

Second Semester

BIOL 1831
CHEM 1121
HIST 1032

Third Semester

CHEM 2612
BIOL 1131*
PSYCH 1003

Fourth Semester

CHEM 2622
CHEM 2633
BIOL 1141*
SOC 1010

*For BIOL 1131 & 1141 students need to contact the College of Nursing

In addition to pre-professional courses, many pharmacy schools require students to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). For more information about this exam, students may call 1-800-622-3231 or visit the website

Students should also consult the catalogs of the pharmacy schools to which they intend to apply, especially with regard to the following matters:

  1. Application Deadlines and Procedures
  2. GPA & Course Requirements
  3. Letters of Recommendation

Information is also available in the Pharmacy School Admission Requirements, which is published yearly. For a copy, call 1-703-739-2330, or visit the web site for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy at