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:

LAS 101Alpha Seminar

3

BI 171Biological Principles I

3

BI 171LBiological Principles I Lab

1

BI 201Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BI 202Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

CH 101General Chemistry I

3

CH 101LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CH 102General Chemistry II

3

CH 102LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

CH 301Organic Chemistry I

3

CH 301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

CH 302Organic Chemistry II

3

CH 302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1

MA 121Differential Calculus

3

MA 207Introduction to Statistics

3

ENWR 102College Composition II

4

CO 101Basic Communication

3

 

PSY 105General Psychology

3

or

SO 101Introduction to Sociology

3

 

EC 201Principles of Economics I

3

PHYS 201Physics I: Mechanics, Wave Motion, and Sound

4

LAS 101: waived for first-year students in Fall 2018; during the 18-19 academic year, students will be registered for a First Year Cohort (FYC) course in lieu of Alpha Seminar.

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.