Pre-Requisite Courses

The College of Pharmacy requires that the general education requirements(link) of the University of Utah be completed prior to beginning the PharmD Professional Program in addition to the following Pre-Pharmacy requirements.

Class Class Code
1 Semester of Human Anatomy* Biol 2325
1 Semester of Human Physiology* Biol 2420
1 Year [2 Semesters] of General Chemistry with Labs CChem 1210; 1220; 1215; and 1225
1 Year [2 Semesters] of Organic Chemistry with Labs CChem 2310; 2320; 2315; and 2325
1 Semester of Calculus Math 1210
1 Semester of Physics Ph.Cs. 2010,  2110 or 2210
1 Semester of Statistics MATH 1040 or 3070
1 Semester of Microbiology Path 3100
1 Semester of Professional/Technical Writing** or Public Speaking** Wrtg 3015 or COMM 1020

If your institution offers a combined Anatomy/Physiology course, you must complete two semesters [Anatomy/Physiology I & II] or two 4 credit quarter hours [Anatomy/Physiology I, II]

** While only one of these courses is required, we recommend taking both a technical writing course and a public speaking course, as both skill sets are very valuable for success in the PharmD program.

AP credit will only be accepted for the following courses through the College of Pharmacy only.

  • Calculus: 4 or 5 on either the AB or BC test waives Calculus I
  • Chemistry: 4 on waives CHEM 1210 only. 5 on waives CHEM 1210 & 1220
  • Physics: 4 or 5 on the Physics C Mechanics test waives the Physics requirement
  • Statistics: 4 or 5 on Statistics waives the requirement

All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Applicants must achieve a minimum Prerequisite GPA of 2.8

All of the pre-required core science course work and general education course work can be taken at any school in the state of Utah. If applying from out of state, look for course equivalencies for the courses listed above. If unsure if a certain course will be accepted, please contact the Pharm.D Admissions office with the course description/syllabus.

No more than three (3) of the Pre-Pharmacy required courses may be outstanding, or in progress on January 1st of the year you are applying. If attending an institution with a quarter system, than no more than four (4) pending courses.

Courses accepted by the University of Utah are not automatically accepted by the College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee in fulfillment of pharmacy prerequisites.

If the student is applying with a Bachelor's Degree, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is also required for admission. However, the Admissions Committee will review any application with a GPA between a 2.75 and a 3.0. If an applicant's GPA is below a 3.0 the final decision of acceptance will be made by the Graduate School. All prerequisite courses must be completed within 10 years prior to applying.

Courses Equivalency Completed in Utah

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Courses

* Preferred Course

University of Utah

BYU

BYU-Idaho

Dixie

SLCC

Snow

South. Utah

Utah State

Utah Valley

Weber

West-minster

Human Anatomy

BIOL

2325

PDBIO

220

BIO

264

BIOL 2320

BIOL 2320

BIOL 2320

BIOL 2320

BIOL 2320

ZOOL 2320

ZOOL 2100 or

HTHS 1110

BIOL

301

Human Physiology

BIOL

2420

PDBIO

305

BIO

265

BIOL 2420

BIOL 2420

BIOL 2420

BIOL 2420

BIOL

2420

ZOOL 2420

ZOOL 2200 or

HTHS 1111

BIOL

307

General Chemistry I

CHEM

1210

CHEM

105

CHEM 105

CHEM 1210

CHEM 1210

CHEM 1210

CHEM 1210

CHEM 1210

CHEM 1210

CHEM 1210

CHEM 111

General Chemistry Lab I

CHEM

1215

CHEM 105L

CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

General Chemistry II

CHEM

1220

CHEM

106

CHEM 106

CHEM 1220

CHEM 1220

CHEM 1220

CHEM 1220

CHEM 1220

CHEM 1220

CHEM

1220

CHEM 112

General Chemistry Lab II

CHEM

1225

CHEM

107

CHEM 106L

CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM

2310

CHEM

351

CHEM 351

CHEM 2310

CHEM 2310

CHEM 2310

CHEM 2310

CHEM 2310

CHEM 2310

CHEM

2310

CHEM 303

Organic Chemistry Lab I

CHEM

2315

CHEM

353

CHEM 351L

CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

CHEM 2315

CHEM

2315

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM

2320

CHEM

352

CHEM 352

CHEM 2320

CHEM 2320

CHEM 2320

CHEM 2320

CHEM 2320

CHEM 2320

CHEM

2320

CHEM 304

Organic Chemistry Lab II

CHEM

2325

CHEM

353

CHEM 352L

CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

CHEM 2325

CHEM

2325

Intro Statistics/Probability or

Intro Statistical Inference

MATH 1040 or

MATH 1070

STAT

121

MATH 221

MATH 1040

MATH 1040

MATH 1040

MATH 1040

STAT 1040

STAT 1040

MATH

1040

MATH 150

Calculus I

MATH

1210

MATH

112

MATH 112

MATH 1210

MATH 1210

MATH 1210

MATH 1210

MATH 1210

MATH 1210

MATH

1210

MATH 201

Medical Microbiology

PATH

3100

MMBIO 221

BIO

221

BIOL 2060

BIOL 2060

BIOL 2060

BIOL 2060

BIOL 3300

MICR 2060

MICR

2054

BIOL

111

General Physics I or

Gen Physics with Calculus I

PHYS 2010 or

PHYS 2110

PHSCS 105 or PHSCS 121*

PH 105 or

PH 121*

PHYS 2010 or

PHYS 2210*

PHYS 2010 or

PHYS 2210*

PHYS 2010 or

PHYS 2210*

PHYS 2010 or

PHYS 2210*

PHYS 2110 or

PHYS 2210*

PHYS 2010 or

PHYS 2210*

PHYS

2010 or

PHYS 2210*

PHYS

151 or

PHYS 211*

Professional/Tech Writing or

Principles of Public Speaking

WRTG 3015 or

COMM 1020

ENGL 316 or

STDEV 150

ENG 316 or

COMM 102

ENGL 2100 or

COMM 1020

ENGL 2100 or

COMM 1020

ENGL 2010 or

COMM 1020

ENGL 2010 or

COMM 1010

ENGL 2010 or

CMST 1020

ENGL 2310 or

COMM 1020

ENGL

2100 or

COMM 1020

ENGL 105 or

SPCH 1111

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