2014-2015 Application Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite Coursework

In addition to meeting the admission requirements, all applicants must complete the following pre-pharmacy 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.

All pre-pharmacy prerequisite coursework must be:

  • completed with a “C” or better
  • must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • completed prior to entry into the PharmD program - refer to Admissions Deadlines
  • completed at an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance

The minimum grade point average required for consideration into the program is 2.50 of all completed prerequisite coursework. If a course is repeated, all attempts are used in the calculation of the grade point average.

An applicant is exempt from the general course requirements if they have attained 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 30, 2015.

Caveat:  If you elect the general course requirement exemption, only your math and science GPA will be calculated. Before electing the exemption, calculate your GPA with and without the general course requirements. You must maintain a 2.5 GPA in your math and science coursework.

  • Courses for non-science majors or nursing majors are not acceptable towards the prerequisites, except Anatomy or Anatomy and Physiology I
  • All Math and Science courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester (May 29, 2015) prior to matriculation
  • All General Course requirements must be completed by the end of the spring semester (May 29, 2015) prior to matriculation

Carefully read the UNT course descriptions to compare with your completed coursework.  No course substitutions are permitted. If they differ, they will not be accepted as fulfilling our requirements.

Your prerequisite courses do not have an expiration date.

If after reviewing all prerequisites requirements, you have questions, please send an email to: pharmd@unthsc.edu

Math and Science Requirements
Course Name

UNT Course Number (Catalog)

TCCNS Minimum SCH
General Biology I with lab BIOL 1710 & 1730 BIOL 1406 4
General Biology II with lab BIOL 1720 & 1740 BIOL 1407 4
Microbiology with lab BIOL 2041 & 2042 BIOL 2421 4
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab or Anatomy (a 3 credit hour Anatomy course with a lab will be accepted) BIOL 2301 & 2311 BIOL 2401 3 or 4
Genetics BIOL 3451 BIOL 2316 3
General Chemistry I with lab CHEM 1410 & 1430 CHEM 1411 4
General Chemistry II with lab CHEM 1420 & 1440 CHEM 1412 4
Organic Chemistry I with lab CHEM 2370 & 3210 CHEM 2423 4
Organic Chemistry II with lab CHEM 2380 & 3220 CHEM 2425 4
Physics with lab PHYS 1410 & 1430 PHYS 1401 4
Calculus (any 3 credit hour Calculus course will 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 (please see academic advisor at your institution) ENGL 2322 thru 2333 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)


3
Social & Behavioral Science elective (please see academic advisor at your institution)

3
Public Speaking COMM 2040
SPCH 1315 or 1311
3

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  

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