Pre-Pharmacy Specialization

Completion of this specialization, along with introductory biology and chemistry sequences, will fulfill the core Pharmacy prerequisite science courses; however, each school has its own list of required courses. Students should check each school of interest for specific requirements. In addition to the science courses, most Pharmacy schools require or recommend a year of writing-focused courses (FYS + one ENG course), a year of math (Stats and Calculus), social sciences, and an economics class. Please see the C of I/ ISU cooperative program in Pharmacy for details on admission to ISU Pharmacy school. Please note that BIO 330 Cell Biology is highly recommended as a prerequisite for CHE 412 Biochemistry.

Biology (20 credits)

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

BIO-360Microbiology

3 credits

BIO-360LMicrobiology Lab

1 credit

Chemistry (19 credits)

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

CHE-301Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-302Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1 credit

CHE-412Biochemistry

3 credits

Physics (4–5 credits)

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

-or

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

3 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

Total Credit Hours: 43-44