Pharmacy school prerequisites ( New York + Pennsylvania )

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Prerequisite courses most schools require include:
One year of general chemistry with labs
One year of organic chemistry with labs
One year of general physics with labs
One year of general biology with labs
One semester to one year of calculus
One year of English (composition and/or writing)
One semester of economics
One semester of psychology or sociology
One semester public speaking

Rutgers Pharmacy School:
Course (transfer students) Credit Hours
English Composition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General Chemistry I and II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemistry Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
General Biology I and II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Calculus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General Physics I and II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Physics Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Basic Statistics for Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Microeconomics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Psychology or Sociology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Humanity/Social Science Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Organic Chemistry I and II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Systems Physiology*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
*This course is exclusively physiology. Students who complete
Anatomy and Physiology I must also complete Anatomy and
Physiology II

New York

D’Youville College
School of Pharmacy: New York
Course Semester
Hours
Biology I and II with Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Microbiology with Lab or Anatomy and
Physiology with Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General Chemistry I and II with Labs . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs . . . . . . . . 8
Physics I and II with Labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Calculus I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
English Composition I and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Public Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
U.S. History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Social Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Long Island University
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Course Semester
Hours
General Chemistry I and II (LIU CHE 3 and 4) . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry I and II (LIU CHE 121
and 122). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Biology I and II (LIU BIO 3 and 4) . . . . . . 8
Human Anatomy (LIU BIO 131) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Physics (LIU PHY 27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Precalculus (LIU MAT 30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Calculus (LIU MAT 40) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Composition I (LIU English 16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Composition II (LIU COS 50) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English Literature (LIU English 61, 62, 63, 64) . . . . . 6
History or Philosophy (LIU HIS 1 and 2, PHL 61
and 62) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General Psychology (LIU Psychology 3) . . . . . . . 3
Speech (LIU Speech 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
(LIU ECO 1 or 2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Orientation Seminar (Applies only to LIU
Students) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Pharmacy Orientation Seminar (Applies
only to LIU Students) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

St. John Fisher College
Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Course Semester
Hours
Biology with Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
General Chemistry I and II with Lab. . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry I and II with Lab. . . . . . . . . 8
Physics with Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Calculus I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English Composition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Speech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Business/Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science... 12

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Course*
General or Inorganic Chemistry I with Lab
General or Inorganic Chemistry II with Lab
Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Introductory Biology I with Lab
Introductory Biology II with Lab
Physics I
Anatomy & Physiology (6-10 hours, any combination)
Microbiology
Calculus I
Calculus II
Statistics
Social Behavioral Science
English Composition I
English Composition II

Touro College of Pharmacy–New York

• General inorganic chemistry with lab (8)
• Organic chemistry with lab (8)
• Biochemistry (3-4)
• Biology with lab (8)
• Human anatomy with lab (3-4)
• Physiology with lab (or combination A &
P I and II) (3-4)
• or combination Anatomy & Physiology I
and II (6-8)
• Microbiology with lab (3-4)
• Calculus (3-4)
• Microeconomics (3-4)
• Statistics, with biostatistics preferred (3-4)
Suggested electives to support a patientcentered
curriculum:
• Psychology
• Human growth and development
• Anthropology
• Sociology

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Course (transfer students) Semester
Hours
General Biology I and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Chemistry I and II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry I and II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Physics I and II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Microbiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Introductory Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Humanities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Calculus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Public Speaking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Liberal Arts Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Pennsylvania

Duquesne University
Mylan School of Pharmacy:
Course Semester
Hours
General Biology with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Chemistry with lab (10 credti hours at DU).. 8
Organic Chemistry with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Physics with lab (4 credit hours at DU) . . . . . 8
Calculus (for science or math majors). . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
English Composition and Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English Literature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Theology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Ethics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Global Diversity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Faith and Reason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Creative Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Social Justice (Economics required). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Information Literacy (1 credit hour at DU). . . . . . . . . . 3
Biostatistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Psychology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
LECOM School of Pharmacy:
Course Semester
Hours
English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Biology with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Chemistry with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Calculus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Psychology or Sociology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
General Education Electives in subject areas
other than the above prerequisites; such as
humanities and social sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Temple University
School of Pharmacy:
Course Semester
Biology I and II with Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chemistry I and II with Labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Physics I and II with Labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs . . . . . . . . 8
Analytical Reading/Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Calculus I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Economics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Foreign language/International studies. . . . . . 6
Mosaic I: Intellectual Heritage I . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Mosaic II: Intellectual Heritage II . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Race and Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
U.S. Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson School of Pharmacy:
Course Semester
Biology with labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Anatomy and Physiology with labs. . . . . . . . . . 8
Microbiology with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General Chemistry with labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry with labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Physics with labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Calculus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
English Composition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Humanities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Social Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

University of Pittsburgh
School of Pharmacy:
Course Semester
General biology with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General chemistry with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Organic chemistry with lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Calculus 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
English composition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
General psychology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Economics (intro, micro, or macro). . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Humanity electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Social science electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Electives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Wilkes University
Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing:
Biology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
General Chemistry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Organic Chemistry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Physics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Calculus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Speech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Microeconomics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3