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Hi all,
I'm an old person and my degree back then did not asked for so many courses like today, i.e. Stats, Microeconomics, Speech Communication. I was wondering if any of you know which college still take the old curriculum without the mentioning courses above. Thanks.
 

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I know that if you have a bachelors degree, that UNC only requires that you complete the math and science pre reqs only. So I think you would still need to do that stats class.
 

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I know I should have take that Stat class a long time ago but it was not required back then. It is so easy and simplistic, I do not know why they are making a big deal of it. I do not think pharmacy will dwell into Gaussian distribution or any of those mean and standard deviation. Standard deviation! standard deviation! Lol. It is only applicable if there are three or more samples.
By the way, I have took quantitative analysis and stat was a part of the course. I wonder if they willing to accept it. Do you think they accept it?
 

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I do not think pharmacy will dwell into Gaussian distribution or any of those mean and standard deviation. Standard deviation! standard deviation! Lol. It is only applicable if there are three or more samples.
By the way, I have took quantitative analysis and stat was a part of the course. I wonder if they willing to accept it. Do you think they accept it?

You would be suprised how much statistical work goes into clinical trials. You are correct that the stat class is easy and a waste of time, I did more statistics in my first couple of weeks in quantitative analysis then the whole semester of the stat course.
 

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Check out Pharmcas.org and look for the schools you're interested in (most pharm schools participate under PharmCas) and look at their individual courses. There are many programs that don't require them, but all will require the science prereqs like general chem, organic, biology, etc.

FYI, check with each school and make sure that your classes will be accepted, depending on when you took them. I *think* some programs may not accept classes if they're older than a certain length of time.
 

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Also if you don't have the time to sit on the phone with the schools you're interested in (I can't as I work full-time), most school admissions have email addresses where you can send your questions to. From my experience, they answer relatively quickly with the information you need.
 

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I don't exactly know what you mean by "old curriculum" so you might want to clarify. The University of Arizona does not require those courses you mentioned, but they do want more science courses than other schools typically so it depends on what classes you took.

I would suggest looking through schools' websites to see what pre-reqs they want and whether you have them or not. That's what I had to do. I think most schools have quite a few pre-reqs to complete because they are trying to make it harder for people to apply just because there is so much interest in the profession.
 
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