Nicholas Oberlies, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Robin G. Maxwell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology
Students seeking a professional degree in Pharmacy may follow a Pre Pharmacy curriculum at UNCG. In some cases, it is possible to complete the prerequisites in two or more years and then transfer to a school of pharmacy. An additional three to four years will then be required to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. There are 137 accredited schools of pharmacy in the United States. The North Carolina schools are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campbell University, Wingate University, and High Point University.
Completion of the Pre Pharmacy work at UNCG does not guarantee admission to pharmacy school. Students should consult a Pre Pharmacy advisor before registering for courses. Those planning to apply to out-of-state pharmacy schools should bring along information from those schools.
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 *|
|Human Anatomy *|
|Human Physiology *|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology *|
|General Chemistry I|
|General Chemistry I Laboratory|
|General Chemistry II|
|General Chemistry II Laboratory|
|Organic Chemistry I|
|Organic Chemistry II|
|Organic Chemistry Laboratory|
or CHE 355
|Intermediate Organic Chemistry Lab|
|College Writing I|
|College Writing II|
|Mathematics and Statistics||6|
|Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
Select one option from the following:
|General Physics I *|
|General Physics II *|
|General Physics I with Calculus *|
|General Physics II with Calculus *|
Courses include an accompanying lab course.