Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Prerequisite Courses 

Prerequisite coursework provides a solid foundation for the Pharm.D. curriculum. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education recommends chemistry, biology, mathematics, information and communication technologies, physical sciences, and general education courses as a foundation for the Pharm.D. curriculum (ACPE 2011, Standard 17.1).

Biology I & Lab (for science majors)
Biology II & Lab (for science majors)
General Chemistry I & Lab General Chemistry II & Lab
Organic Chemistry I & Lab Organic Chemistry II & Lab
Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab*                     Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab*                    
Microbiology & Lab (for science majors)



*A separate Human Anatomy + Lab (3+1 SCH) and Human Physiology + Lab (3+1 SCH) courses may be used to satisfy the Anatomy/Physiology I & II requirements.


Seven Year Time Requirements for Prerequisites

Several prerequisite courses must be completed within seven years of entering the Pharm.D. program:  

  • Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture & Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture & Lab
  • Microbiology Lecture & Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I Lecture & Lab
  • Organic Chemistry II Lecture & Lab
  • Biology I Lecture & Lab
  • Biology II Lecture & Lab

Applicants requesting an exemption must submit an exemption form.

Deadline to Complete Prerequisites:

  • Prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring term immediately preceding entry into the program.
    • Students may petition the college’s Office of Student Affairs to take prerequisites in the summer.
    • Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.