“Many pharmacy schools require only 90 hours of undergraduate coursework; they do not require an undergraduate degree.” Some schools do preference candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree, however, so it is recommended to research the individual schools prior to application.
The specific prerequisite coursework at individual pharmacy schools may vary by school, so it is your responsibility to the exact prerequisite coursework you will need based on where you plan to apply. Listed below (flowchart) is coursework required for admission into the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Pharmacy. Requirements for other schools can be seen here.
- Biology and Other Life Sciences Sequence (with lab) – 8 hours = BSCI 10110: Biological Diversity and BSCI 10120: Biological Foundations
- Inorganic Chemistry Sequence (with lab) – 8 hours = CHEM 10060: General Chemistry I and CHEM 10062: General Chemistry I Lab AND CHEM 10061: General Chemistry II and CHEM 10063: General Chemistry II Lab; OR CHEM 10970: Honors General Chemistry I AND CHEM 10971: Honors General Chemistry II
- Organic Chemistry Sequence (with lab) – 8 hours = CHEM 30481: Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 30475: Organic Chemistry I Lab AND CHEM 30482: Organic Chemistry II and CHEM 30476: Organic Chemistry II Lab; OR CHEM 20481: Basic Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 30475: Organic Chemistry I Lab AND CHEM 20482: Basic Organic Chemistry II and CHEM 30476: Organic Chemistry II Lab
- General Physics Sequence – 6 hours = PHY 13001: General College Physics I and PHY 13021: General College Physics I Lab AND PHY 13002: General College Physics II and PHY 13022: General College Physics II Lab; OR PHY 23201: General University Physics I AND PHY 23202: General University Physics II
- Biochemistry Sequence – 6 hours = CHEM 30482: Introductory Biological Chemistry and CHEM 40248: Advanced Biological Chemistry OR CHEM 40245: Biochemical Foundations of Medicine and CHEM 40248: Advanced Biological Chemistry; up to 3 hours of the Biochemistry sequence can be substituted with Microbiology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology.
- Calculus – 3 hours = MATH 12002: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I OR MATH 12021: Calculus for Life Sciences
- Statistics – 3 hours = MATH 30011: Basic Probability and Statistics OR MATH 12022: Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences
- Economics – 3 hours = ECON 22060: Introduction to Microeconomics
- Literature and Composition – 6 hours = ENG 11011: College Writing I AND ENG 21011: College Writing II; OR HONR 10197: Honors Colloquium I AND HONR 10297: Honors Colloquium II
- Speech or Communication – 3 hours = COMM 15000: Introduction to Human Communication
- Psychology – 3 hours = PSYC 11762: General Psychology
*General Education and/or Additional Science – 15 hours = “General Education and/or additional science courses are defined as humanities, social science, business, computer literacy, and additional coursework in the other prerequisite categories. A course can only be used once to fulfill a prerequisite.”
Pre-Pharmacy advising program catalog requirements can be seen here.