Department of Prehealth: Pre-Pharmacy

Prepare Yourself.

Students who are interested in pharmacy will be able to obtain the courses required to apply to pharmacy school. The following courses are required by many schools:

  • BI 111 General Biology: Cells and Genes
  • BI 112 General Biology: Ecology and Evolution
  • BI 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 credit option)
  • BI 250  General Microbiology
  • BI 318 Genetics
  • BI 345 Molecular Cell Biology
  • CH 135 Advanced General Chemistry
  • CH 137 General Chemistry II
  • CH 216 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 217 Organic Chemistry II
  • PH 231 General Physics I
  • PH 232 General Physics II
  • CO 101 Fundamentals of Communication
  • EN 112 Composition II: Rhetorical Argument
  • MA 241 Calculus (most programs)
  • HE 124 Medical Terminology

Valuable resources for applicants to schools of pharmacy-

Central Application Service

Standardized Entrance Examination: PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test)

Partner Programs:
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, LECOM

Additional Information:
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 
American Pharmaceutical Association 
American Pharmacists Association

Dean Darrin Smith, Ph.D.


Darrin Smith, Ph.D., Professor; Dean of the College of Science and Health
P: 816-501-3655 / E: darrin.smith

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