Prerequisite Course Guide

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Below is a course guide for students seeking admission to the UA PharmD program. This guide uses course numbers and credits from the UA undergraduate catalog.

While all requirements must be met, courses do not have to be taken in this order.

Standard iconRequirements for those using the Standard path to admission

If you have questions about courses that will meet requirements or ones that can be used for admission, contact Marty Baker (520-626-4311) or Anna Hernandez (520- 626-0674). We can be found in the Office of Student Services, Drachman B107.

The University of Arizona Course Guide for PharmD admission  
Course Units
ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition 3
ENGL 102 - Freshman Composition 3
MATH 113 (or 122A & B, 125) - Math (Calculus) 3
TRAD - Traditions and Cultures option* 3
TRAD - Traditions and Cultures option* 3
INDV - Individuals and Societies option** 3
INDV - Individuals and Societies option** 3
ECON 200, 201A or 201B - Economics 3
Fine Arts or Literature option*** 3
Basic Statistics (choose from Math 163, 263, Psy 230, or CPH 376) 3
CHEM 151 - General Chemistry 1 4
CHEM 152 - General Chemistry 2 4
CHEM 241A and 243A - Lectures in Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 241B and 243B - Lectures in Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
 MCB 181R and 181L - Introductory General Biology 1 & Lab 4
ECOL 182 R and 182L - Introductory General Biology 2 & Lab 4
MICR 205A and 205L - General Microbiology & Lab 4
PHYS 102, 181 - Introductory Physics I & Lab 4
PSIO 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (lab included) 4

PSIO 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (lab included)

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All sciences required for admission must include a lab.

*Traditions and Cultures (TRAD) Option

Traditions and Cultures are considered humanities, which are anthropology, history, philosophy and religious studies.

Some examples of the Traditions & Culture option taken from Fall 2011 UA Course Descriptions are as follows:

TRAD 101: Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations

  • ANTH 160A1: Patterns in Prehistory
  • EAS 160A1: Languages and Cultures of East Asia
  • ENGL 160A1: Colonial and Post-Colonial Literatures
  • HIST 160A1: Colonial Latin America
  • POL 160A1: Colonialism and Native Peoples

TRAD 102: Western Cultures and Civilizations: Classical to Renaissance

  • CLAS 160B1: In the Beginning: Roots of Western Culture
  • HIST 160B2: World History to 1600
  • POL 160B!: Democracy in  Theory and Practice: The Greek Experience

TRAD 103: Western Cultures and Civilizations: Renaissance to Present

  • ARC 160C1: Architecture and Society
  • GWS 160C1: Technology and Society: Introduction to Science, Technology and Society
  • RSSS 160C1: Russia: From Empire to Federation
  • SPAN 160C1: The Arts and Polotocs in Latin America

TRAD 104: Topics in Culture and Civilization

  • ANTH 160D2: Origins of Human Diversity
  • ART 160D2: Design: Culture and Language
  • CLAS 160D2: Classical Mythology
  • PHIL 160D3: Science and Inquiry
  • RNR 160D1: Wildlife, Conservation & American Culture

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**Individuals and Societies Option

Individuals and Societies are considered social and behavioral sciences, which are sociology, psychology, gender and ethnic studies, political science and communication. Two semesters of a spoken second language will fulfill one social science requirement.

Some examples of Individual & Societies taken from the Fall 2009 UA Course Descriptions are as follows:

INDV 101: Mind, Self and Language

  • ANTH 150A1: Race, Ethnicity and the American Dream
  • ART 150A1: Children's Art and Visual Culture
  • MIS 150A1: Decision Making and Problem Solving for Daily Life
  • PSY 150A1: The Structure of Mind and Behavior

INDV 102: Social Interactions and Relationships

  • FCSC 150B1: Money, Consumer and the Family
  • GWS 150B1: Gender and Contemporary Society
  • LAR 150B1: American Design on the Land
  • MIS 150B1: Interpersonal Relationships in a Changing World
  • PHIL 150B1: Personal Morality

INDV 103: Societal and Institutional Systems

  • ECON 150C1: An Economic Perspective
  • HIST 150C1: Europe in the Modern World
  • JOUR 150C1: News in a Digital Age
  • PHIL 150C1: Philosophical Perspectives on Society
  • SOC 150C2: The Good Society

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***Fine Arts or Literature Option

Fine Arts or Literature requirements may be met by any music, art, dance, theater, or photography course or the study of any literary form class. Any Tier 2 Arts course offered at the UA will meet this requirement.

international iconRequirements for those using the International Pharmacist path to admission

Applicants using the International Pharmacist path must have already earned a bachelor's (or above) degree from a country outside of the United States. The degree must have prepared them to practice pharmacy in the country where the degree was obtained. To qualify for admission to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, the applicant must have completed coursework equivalent to the following University of Arizona courses.

Course Units
CHEM 151 - General Chemistry 1 4
CHEM 152 - General Chemistry 2 4
CHEM 241A and 243A - Lectures in Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 241B and 243B - Lectures in Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
 MCB 181R and 181L - Introductory General Biology 1 & Lab 4
ECOL 182 R and 182L - Introductory General Biology 2 & Lab 4
MICR 205A and 205L - General Microbiology & Lab 4
PHYS 102, 181 - Introductory Physics I & Lab 4
PSIO 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (lab included) 4

PSIO 202 - Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (lab included)

 

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If you have questions concerning the course requirements, please contact the International Programs staff.


Standard icon= Applies only to those using the Standard path to admission

international icon= Applies only to those using the International Pharmacist path to admission

Originally posted: August 27, 2014
Last updated: July 18, 2017
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