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Pharmacy Prerequisites

The courses required for admission to pharmacy school vary depending on the school to which you are applying. The minimum number of hours required for applying range from sixty to ninety. For most pharmacy schools, you can expect to complete a year of a biological science. The courses that are most appropriate at UT are Biology 130 (Biodiversity) and Biology 140 (Cell Biology). Please note that Biology 140 has a co-requisite of Chemistry 120.  Beginning in academic year 2014-2015, these two courses will become Biology 150 or 158 (Organismal and Ecological Biology), Biology 160 or 168 (Cellular and Molecular Biology), and Biology 159 (Skills of Biological Investigation).

In addition, almost all pharmacy schools require a year of general chemistry (Chemistry 120 and 130), a year of organic chemistry (Chemistry 350, 360-369), a semester of  physics (Physics 221), a semester of calculus, a semester of statistics, and a representation of humanities and social science courses.

The UT College of Pharmacy requires a minimum of 90 credit hours. In addition to the courses listed above, the UT College of Pharmacy requires a year of biochemistry (Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology 401 and 402 one of the following courses:  Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology 402, 412, 311, or Biology 240), a year of anatomy and physiology (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 240 and Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology 230), and general microbiology with a lab (Microbiology 210 or Biology 220 and 229).

You should review the prerequisites carefully for any pharmacy program you are considering.