Pre-Pharmacy Program

DR. KYLE STRODE, ADVISOR

Pharmacy programs usually consist of a pre-pharmacy program followed by four years of pharmacy school. Beginning in 2001, all pharmacy schools in the U. S. began granting only pharmacy doctoral degrees. A typical pre-pharmacy student at Carroll would take the courses listed below to meet the pharmacy prerequisites for the University of Montana, with which we maintain a close relationship. It is possible to finish these pharmacy prerequisites in two years (but see the note in italics below).

Pharmacy schools vary in their prerequisite requirements. Some pharmacy schools might require additional coursework prior to admission (examples listed below), which make it necessary to do three or four years of pre-pharmacy coursework. Most of the pharmacy schools in the Northwest U.S. (including the University of Montana) reported that the majority of their students admitted in 2006 had completed three years of coursework or received a bachelor’s degree. Successful applicant profiles at most of the institutions are available on their web sites.

Minimum pre-pharmacy requirements for admission to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana1

Recommended minimum requirements:

BI121Foundations of Cell & Molecular Biology

3

BI122Foundations of Organismal Biology

3

BI131Lab Explorations Cellular &Molecular BI

1

BI132Physiology and Ecology Lab

1

BI201Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BI202Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

CH101General Chemistry I

3

CH101LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CH102General Chemistry II

3

CH102LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

CH301Organic Chemistry I

3

CH301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

CH302Organic Chemistry II

3

CH302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1

MA121Differential Calculus

3

MA207Introduction to Statistics

3

ENWR102College Composition II

4

CO101Basic Communication

3

 

PSY105General Psychology

3

or

SO101Introduction to Sociology

3

 

EC201Principles of Microeconomics

3

PHYS201Physics I:Mechanics, Wave Motion Sound

4

 

1 Other pharmacy schools with very similar requirements are Idaho State, Minnesota, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah and Wyoming. These schools may require some of the following additional classes for admission: Microbiology, Calculus II, Physics II.