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Pre-Professional Program in Pharmacy

All pharmacy schools have their own unique admission requirements. Students must tailor their pre-pharmacy curriculum at Western to meet the specific requirements of the school they are planning to attend.

Typical Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

These are typical pre-pharmacy requirements along with the list of courses offered at Western that meet these requirements.

Although only a minimum of a C average for these courses is stipulated most schools are reluctant and often deny admission to students with borderline performance in these courses. (View recommended schedule of courses)

Written and Speech Communications (8 semester hours (sh) required)
English 180, English 280 and Communication 130
Life Sciences with Lab (8 sh)
Botany 200 and Zoo 200
General Chemistry with Lab (8 sh)
Chemistry 201 & 202
Organic Chemistry with Lab (9 sh)
Chemistry 331 & 332
Integral and Differential Calculus (3 sh)
Math 137, STAT 171
Human Anatomy (4 sh)
Zoology 330, 331
Physics with Lab (8-10sh)
Physics 124 & 125 or 211 &  213

General Education Courses (9-13 sh required)

Social or Behavioral Sciences (3 sh required)
Choose from: FCS 109, HE 120, 121, 123, PE 102, 118, 121, 128, 140, 147, 151, 158
Economics (3 sh)
Econ 231
Humanities (3 sh)
For a complete listing of courses consult the Undergraduate Catalog
Electives (0-4 sh)