Pharmacy Path (PharmD)

With the aging of our population, pharmacists have become one of the most important providers and influencers in our healthcare system. Although many pharmacists work in the commercial setting, you may be more intrigued with an academic clinical tract where you can use your skills as a teacher to train future pharmacists, or running clinical trials and developing therapeutic regimens. Or perhaps you’d like to become involved in community care, making sure that everyone has access to the medication that can make such a difference in life.

Required Courses

Most programs require:

  • BIOL 1310 and 1320 General Biology I & II
  • CHEM 1310 and 1320 General Chemistry I & II
  • CHEM 1210 and 1220 Organic Chemistry I & II
  • PHYS 3110 and 3120 General Physics I & II
  • BIOL 3550 Biochemistry
  • BIOL 4310 Microbiology for Biology Majors
  • One year of math (MATH 2440 and 2460, our Math for Life Science series)
  • BUSS 2930 Microeconomics
  • PSYC 1600 Introduction to Psychology

Recommended Courses

Many programs also recommend:

  • One year of math (MATH 2440 and 2460, our Math for Life Science series)
  • BIOL 1310 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 1320 Human Physiology

Most programs require applicants to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) and some also require the GRE. A good place to start reading about the PCAT is at

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