Pre-Pharmacy Program

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):

BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I and Lab (4)
BIOL 126/7 Principles of Biology II and Lab (4)
BIOL 211 Microbiology (5)
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 252 Human Physiology (4)

BIOL 331 Botany (4)
BIOL 361 Ecology (4)

BIOL 350 Genetics (4)

BIOL 410 Senior Seminar (3)
BIOL 411/2 Senior Thesis I & II (3) (Required of Biology Fellows)

Elective Biology Courses (select 2):

BIOL 311 Pathophysiology (3)
BIOL 322 Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 321 Human Dissection Anatomy (3)
BIOL 342 Medical Microbiology (4)
BIOL 343 Immunology (4)
BIOL 353 Endocrinology (3)
BIOL 480-483 Selected Topics (3-4)

Required Support Courses:

CHEM 121/3 General Chemistry I and Lab (5)
CHEM 122/4 General Chemistry II and Lab (5)
CHEM 224/5 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
CHEM 326/7 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5)
CHEM 322/3 Biochemistry and Lab (5)
PSCI 111 General Physics I (4)
PSCI 112 General Physics II (4)
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)



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