Prerequisite Coursework

In addition to meeting the admission requirements, all applicants must complete the following prerequisite coursework for consideration of his/her application for acceptance into the program. A bachelor’s degree is not required for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 4-year program.

Prerequisite courses do not have an expiration date.

All prerequisite coursework must be:

  • completed with a “C” or better
  • completed with an overall GPA of 2.5
  • designated for science majors, except Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I
  • completed by the end of the spring semester (May 31, 2016) prior to entry into the PharmD program No Exceptions
  • completed at an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance

** If two-thirds (2/3) of your Math and Science prerequisite courses are not completed by Fall 2015, the Faculty Admissions Committee may not review your application.

Courses for non-science majors or nursing majors are not accepted towards the prerequisites.

An applicant is exempt from the general course requirements if they have earned a bachelor’s degree orhigher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance. To qualify for the exemption, anapplicant must graduate no later than May 31, 2016.

Important: If you elect the general course requirement exemption, only your math and science GPA will be utilized. You must have a 2.5 GPA in your math and science prerequisite course work to be considered for an interview.

If a course is repeated, all attempts are used in the calculation of the GPA.

Carefully read the UNT course descriptions to compare with your completed coursework. No course substitutions are permitted. If your coursework differs, it will not be accepted as fulfilling ourrequirements. If after reviewing all prerequisites requirements, you have questions, please work withyour academic advisor and/or send an email to pharmd@unthsc.edu

Review the following PDF document below for complete prerequisite course descriptions. Compare our descriptions with your completed coursework.

Download PDF: Complete Prerequisite Course Descriptions

Website : unthsc.edu/college-of-pharmacy

Math and Science Requirements
Course Name UNT Course Number TCCNS Minimum SCH
General Biology I with lab (for science majors)
BIOL 1710 & 1730
BIOL 1406
4
General Biology II with lab (for science majors)
BIOL 1720 & 1740
BIOL 1407
4
Microbiology with lab (for science majors)
BIOL 2041 & 2042
BIOL 2421
4
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
OR
Anatomy with lab (a 3 credit hour, stand-alone Anatomy course will be accepted) A stand-alone Physiology course will NOT satisfy this requirement.  A&P II will NOT be accepted.
BIOL 2301 & 2311
BIOL 2401
3 or 4
Genetics (for science majors)
BIOL 3451
BIOL 2316
3
General Chemistry I with lab (for science majors)
CHEM 1410 & 1430
CHEM 1411
4
General Chemistry II with lab (for science majors)
CHEM 1420 & 1440
CHEM 1412
4
Organic Chemistry I with lab (for science majors)
CHEM 2370 & 3210
CHEM 2423
4
Organic Chemistry II with lab (for science majors)
CHEM 2380 & 3220
CHEM 2425
4
Physics with lab (Math-based Physics for science majors)
PHYS 1410 & 1430
PHYS 1401
4
Calculus (any 3 credit hour Calculus course will be accepted) Pre-Calculus will NOT be accepted
 
 
3 or 4
Statistics (any discipline will be accepted)
 
 
3
General Education Requirements
Course Name UNT Course Number TCCNS Minimum SCH
English I
ENGL 1310
ENGL 1301
3
English II
ENGL 1320
ENGL 1302
3
Literature e.g. World, American, British(please see academic advisor at your institution)
ENGL 2210 thru 2328
ENGL 2322-2333
3
U.S. History I
HIST 2610
HIST 1301
3
U.S. History II
HIST 2620
HIST 1302
3
Political Science (U.S. Government)
PSCI 1040
GOVT 2301 (formerly) or GOVT 2305
3
Fine Arts & Humanities elective (please see academic advisor at your institution)
 
 
3
Social & Behavioral Science elective (please see academic advisor at your institution)
 
 
3
Public Speaking (SPCH 1311 will NOT satisfy this requirement.)
COMM 2040
SPCH 1315
3

 

SCH= Semester Credit Hours
TCCNS = Texas Common Course Numbering System www.tccns.org
Exempt if the applicant has a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance