Curriculum & Activities
Fundamental to all programs
- One year of General Chemistry
- One year of General Biology
- One year of Organic Chemistry
- One semester of Calculus
- One year of English Composition
- One year of Physics
Additional coursework, variable
Additional semester of Calculus, Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Communication, Biochemistry, Human Physiology & Anatomy, Analytical Chemistry, Philosophy, Microbiology
These course requirements would be most easily achieved by completing either a chemistry or biology major with an emphasis on healthcare-related coursework.
Additionally, take part in any internships to give experience and discover new fields.
Undergraduate research enhances critical thinking skills and puts you in touch with innovations in science.
The PCAT is a national exam required by most PharmD programs and is often taken after 2-3 years of coursework.
Most traditional PharmD programs now require an application to PharmCAS, which is a clearinghouse for simultaneous applications to many universities. This will apply after you have taken your required courses, PCAT, and are ready to apply to PharmD programs.