Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

Students must complete the courses shown here before entering the professional program.  The sequence of courses is illustrative and, if proper prerequisites are satisfied, the student may alter the order.  All required pre-pharmacy courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Grades lower than C- are not acceptable.

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

First Year Autumn Spring Total Credits
Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (or Form & Function at UM) 3 3 6
College Chemistry 4 4 8
College Chemistry Lab 1 1 2
Applied Calculus either semester 4
English Composition either semester 3
Electives     7
Total     30
Second Year Autumn Spring Total Credits
Organic Chemistry 3 3 6
Organic Chemistry Lab 2 - 2
Cell & Molecular Biology 4 - 4
College Physics with Lab - 5 5
Statistics - 4 4
Electives     7
Total     28
Either Year Autumn Spring Total Credits
Social Science Elective (Intro to Psychology or Sociology) either semester 3
Communications Elective (Public Speaking) either semester 3
Total 64  including electives

OPTIONAL Bachelor of Science (BS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences for Pharm.D. Students

Students admitted to the Pharm.D. program have the option to earn a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the end of their second year of pharmacy school.  This additional degree does NOT make students eligible for licensure; only the Pharm.D. can do that.  Students pursuing this option should work with their academic advisor to ensure they will meet all of the UM General Education requirements prior to beginning the Pharm.D. program.

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