All pharmacy programs now result in the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The requirements for U.S. pharmacy schools are provided in the Pharmacy School Admission Requirements (PSAR). See the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) website: www.aacp.org. The following courses will satisfy the requirements for admission to most U.S. pharmacy schools:
- Biology — Biology 111 Principals of Biology, 205 Genetics, 221 & 222 Human Anatomy I & II and labs or 310 Physiology or 330 Human Physiology, 339 Microbiology
- Chemistry — Two semesters of general/inorganic chemistry with laboratory (Chemistry 125, 126, 135, 136; or 140, 310). Two semesters of organic chemistry with two credits of laboratory (Chemistry 245, 246, 251, 252)
- Physics — Physics 145, 146 General Physics I & II
- Mathematics — Mathematics 125, 126 Calculus I & II and Mathematics 128 Introduction to Statistics or 247 Statistics with Applications
- English and Writing — Two semesters of courses from English (literature or creative writing) or Composition (Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse 210 Writing for Diverse Purpose)
- Social Sciences — Psychology 110 Introduction to Psychology and Economics 101 Principals of Microeconomics, plus two additional semesters, (Sociology 117 Principals of Sociology, Anthropology 201 The Strange Familiar: Fundamentals of Cultural Anthropology or 328 Medical Anthropology, Psychology 230 Social Psychology)
Note: Requirements vary greatly. Many schools require upper division courses of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry (BBMB 325), and public speaking/speech.
How do I apply?
Pharmacy schools participate in the common application (PharmCAS) administered by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacies: http://www.pharmcas.org/