2015-2016 Application Prerequisite Coursework
In addition to meeting the admission requirements, all applicants must complete the following prerequisite coursework for consideration of his/her application for acceptance into the program. A bachelor’s degree is not required for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 4-year program.
Prerequisite courses do not have an expiration date.
All prerequisite coursework must be:
- completed with a “C” or better
- completed with an overall GPA of 2.5
- completed with a Math and Science Course GPA of 2.5
- designated for science majors, except Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I
- completed by the end of the spring semester (May 31, 2016) prior to entry into the PharmD program - No Exceptions
- completed at an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance
** If two-thirds (2/3) of your Math and Science prerequisite courses are not completed by Fall 2015, the Faculty Admissions Committee may not review your application.
Courses for non-science majors or nursing majors are not accepted towards the prerequisites.
An applicant is exempt from the general course requirements if they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance. To qualify for the exemption, an applicant must graduate no later than May 31, 2016.
Important: If you elect the general course requirement exemption, only your math and science GPA will be utilized. You must have a 2.5 GPA in your math and science prerequisite course work to be considered for an interview.
If a course is repeated, all attempts are used in the calculation of the GPA.
Carefully read the UNT course descriptions to compare with your completed coursework. No course substitutions are permitted. If your coursework differs, it will not be accepted as fulfilling our requirements. If after reviewing all prerequisites requirements, you have questions, please work with your academic advisor and/or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review the following PDF document below for complete prerequisite course descriptions. Compare our descriptions with your completed coursework.
Download PDF: Complete Prerequisite Course Descriptions
|Math and Science Requirements|
UNT Course Number
|General Biology I with lab (for science majors)||BIOL 1710 & 1730||BIOL 1406||4|
|General Biology II with lab (for science majors)||BIOL 1720 & 1740||BIOL 1407||4|
|Microbiology with lab (for science majors)||BIOL 2041 & 2042||BIOL 2421||4|
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
Anatomy with lab (a 3 credit hour, stand-alone Anatomy course will be accepted) A stand-alone Physiology course will NOT satisfy this requirement.
|BIOL 2301 & 2311||BIOL 2401||3 or 4|
|Genetics (for science majors)||BIOL 3451||BIOL 2316||3|
|General Chemistry I with lab (for science majors)||CHEM 1410 & 1430||CHEM 1411||4|
|General Chemistry II with lab (for science majors)||CHEM 1420 & 1440||CHEM 1412||4|
|Organic Chemistry I with lab (for science majors)||CHEM 2370 & 3210||CHEM 2423||4|
|Organic Chemistry II with lab (for science majors)||CHEM 2380 & 3220||CHEM 2425||4|
|Physics with lab (Math-based Physics for science majors)||PHYS 1410 & 1430||PHYS 1401||4|
|Calculus (any 3 credit hour Calculus course will be accepted) Pre-Calculus will NOT be accepted||3 or 4|
|Statistics (any discipline will be accepted)||3|
|General Education Requirements †|
|Course Name||UNT Course Number||TCCNS||Minimum SCH|
|English I||ENGL 1310||ENGL 1301||3|
|English II||ENGL 1320||ENGL 1302||3|
|Literature e.g. World, American, British (please see academic advisor at your institution)||ENGL 2210 thru 2328||ENGL 2322-2333||3|
|U.S. History I||HIST 2610||HIST 1301||3|
|U.S. History II||HIST 2620||HIST 1302||3|
|Political Science (U.S. Government)||PSCI 1050||GOVT 2301 (formerly) or GOVT 2305||3|
|Fine Arts & Humanities elective (please see academic advisor at your institution)
|Social & Behavioral Science elective (please see academic advisor at your institution)||
Public Speaking (SPCH 1311 will NOT satisfy this requirement.)
SCH= Semester Credit Hours
TCCNS = Texas Common Course Numbering System www.tccns.org
† Exempt if the applicant has a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance