Pre-Professional Program


A high school graduate who fulfills the requirements for admission to UM may be admitted as a freshman with a pre-pharmacy major.  Specific high school courses are not required, but a good background is recommended in mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, English, and communication skills.

Is pharmacy right for you?

Do you have IB, AP, CLEP, DE or GAC credit? Visit University of Montana Admissions to see which academic credits may be applied.


The courses required in the freshman and sophomore years (pre-professional curriculum) may be taken at any accredited college or university.  Please visit our Prerequisite Course Equivalents for a list of colleges and universities in Montana and surrounding states.


Students from any accredited college or university or from other programs at UM may transfer into the pre-professional program at the beginning of any term during their freshman or sophomore years.  Students who plan to apply for admission to the professional program are encouraged to declare pre-pharmacy as their major in order to receive appropriate academic advising.


All students who have satisfactorily completed the pre-professional requirements and wish to enter the professional program must apply for admission to the professional program through the School of Pharmacy.