Guide to Academic Planning 2017-2018

Pre-Pharmacy

UAMS College of Pharmacy

Pre-pharmacy: Recent Requirements

This is a general guide that applies to UAMS College of Pharmacy —  for more information contact Dr. Caro (pre-pharmacy advisor) or the UAMS College of Pharmacy Registrar’s office.

Note that admission requirements differ from one pharmacy school to another. For this reason, students should contact the pre-pharmacy advisor and the pharmacy school(s) of their choice early in their Hendrix career.

English/Communication

9 hours (3 courses)

Choose from:

  • ENGL 110 Intro to Academic Writing or higher, any course.
  • TART 110 The Art of Public Speaking

Mathematics

3 to 6 hours depending upon placement by Math Dept.  (1 or 2 courses)

  • MATH 130 Calculus I (not survey or business)

Chemistry

16 hours (12 lecture, 4 lab) (4 courses)

  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry I and lab,
  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry II and lab, (or CHEM 150 Accelerated General Chemistry, counts for Gen Chem I & II pre-requisites),
  • CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I and lab,
  • CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry II and lab

Biology

12 hours (9 lecture, 3 lab) (3 courses with labs)

  • BIOL 150 Cell Biology,
  • BIOL 220 Zoology with lab, and
  • BIOL 340 Microbiology with lab.

Physics

4 hours (3 lecture, 1 lab) (1 course with lab)

  • PHYS 210 or PHYS 230 General Physics I and lab

Economics

3 hours (1 course)

Choose from:

  • ECON 200 Microeconomics,
  • ECON 210 Macroeconomics,
  • ECON 100 Survey of Economic Issues 
  • BUSI 200 Fundamentals of Accounting and Business

Recommended Electives

9 hours (3 courses)

Choose from:

  • BIOL 250 Genetics
  • BIOL 320 Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 450 Advanced Cell Biology
  • BIOL 205 or BIOL 215 Anatomy and Physiology I or II
  • CHEM 320 Physical Chemistry,
  • CHEM 330 Biological Chemistry
  • MATH 140 Calculus II (not survey or business),
  • MATH 215 or PSYC 290 Statistics or BUSI 250 or MATH 310 Statistics, PHIL 245 Logic or PHIL 205 Critical Reasoning,  
  • PHYS 220 or PHYS 240 General Physics II (including lab)

Humanities Electives

To Total 69 hours (2 or 3 courses)

Choose from: Survey courses in Art, Music,Theater, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Foreign or Sign Language, Psychology,Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, US or World History, Political Science, Ethics  

No course can be used to satisfy the requirements in more than one area.

Courses which do not meet the Humanities elective requirements are courses in:

  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Business
  • Science
  • Military Science
  • Education
  • Studio courses in Art, Music or Theater
  • Computer Science
  • Agriculture
  • Any remedial course

Pharmacy schools often recommend Biochemistry, Immunology, Animal Physiology, and Physical Chemistry as additional courses to consider above the required 69 hours (17 or 18 course) total.