Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum
The University of St. Francis offers excellent undergraduate preparation for Pharmacy School . While USF does not offer a specific Pre-Pharmacy major we do offer a biology degree with a pre-pharmacy track for students interested in pursuing careers in pharmacy.

Since no specific major is required for admission to pre-pharmacy colleges in the United States , USF students do complete a core of courses which prepare them for entrance into pharmacy school and still enjoy the freedom and flexibility to design a curriculum in advanced science course which are appropriate to their interests.

Pharmacy schools are looking for students who have completed a core of specific course work in biology, chemistry, math and physics and who have performed at a high academic level. Pharmacy schools may also require volunteer work or other specific types of clinical experience outside the classroom. In addition, coursework required in the humanities and social sciences may vary by school.

REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES: (Semester hours)
Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
Microbiology (5)
Human Anatomy (4)
Human Physiology (4)
Botany or Ecology (4)
Genetics (4)
Senior Seminar or Senior Thesis I & II* (3) (*Required of Biology Fellows)

ELECTIVE BIOLOGY COURSES (SELECT 2):
Pathophysiology (3)
Molecular Biology (4)
Human Dissection Anatomy (3)
Medical Microbiology (4)
Immunology (4)
Endocrinology (3)
Selected Topics (3-4)

REQUIRED CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS and MATH COURSES:
General Chemistry I and Lab (5)
General Chemistry II and Lab (5)
Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5)
Biochemistry and Lab (5)
General Physics I (4)
General Physics II (4)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)

 

 

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