Pre Pharmacy


Prepharmacy requirements generally include the courses as listed below. Many schools specify other humanities and social science courses, including communication studies, for a total of around 64 credit hours. Some research experience is also strongly recommended or required to be competitive for most pharmacy schools. Students will also be required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test before applying to pharmacy school.

Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory *
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory *
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory *
Fundamentals of Microbiology
and Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory *
Chemistry **16
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Intermediate Organic Chemistry Lab
Exploring Writing in College Contexts
Academic Research and Writing
Mathematics and Statistics6
Calculus I
Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Select one option from the following:
Option A
General Physics I *
General Physics II *
Option B
General Physics I with Calculus *
General Physics II with Calculus *

Courses include an accompanying lab course.


UNC Chapel Hill also requires CHE 420 or CHE 556.