The Pre-Pharmacy program at UW-Parkside has been designed to outline specific courses that students interested in Pharmacy School need to take in order to gain acceptance into Pharmacy programs throughout the United States.
Students wishing to attend Pharmacy school can obtain ANY undergraduate major, however, the vast majority of students applying to and accepted into professional pharmacy programs major in some field of Biology or Chemistry.
Minimum course requirements to be considered for acceptance into Pharmacy school# are:
1 year of Biology (introductory level) with accompanying laboratories
2 years of Chemistry with accompanying laboratories
- 1 year Introductory Chemistry
- 1 year of Organic Chemistry
1 year of Physics (introductory level) with accompanying laboratories
1 semester of Calculus*
1 semester of English Literature
1 semester of Micro-Economics
1 semester of Psychology
1 semester of Social Science (Sociology/Anthropology)
1 course in Ethnic studies
Pharmacy College Admittance Test (PCAT)
* Amount of Required mathematics varies depending on individual medical programs
# the outlined courses are required for acceptance into a Entry-Level Pharm.D. program. This degree is required for people who wish to become a retail Pharmacist, not a research Pharmacist. If you have any questions on the differences between these, please contact me (Bryan Lewis, Pre-health advisor at UW-Parkside).