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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 150 (Organismal and Ecological Biology),  Biology 159 (Skills of Biological investigation), and Biology 160 (Cellular and Molecular Biology).

In addition, almost all pharmacy schools require a year of general chemistry (Chemistry 122-123 and 132-133), a year of organic chemistry (Chemistry 260-269, 360-359), 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 62 credit hours. In addition to the courses listed above, the UT College of Pharmacy requires 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.