The Texas State Core Curriculum
Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
The Texas Core Curriculum describes the general education requirements that all first time college graduates must complete as part of their degree program. The core curriculum may be completed at The University of Texas at Tyler or at another institution and will be considered completed if documented on that institution's transcript. Students attending college from out of state will also need to complete the Texas Core Curriculum.
The College of Pharmacy faculty recently reviewed and approved several changes. These are indicated with an asterisk (**).
Timeline to Complete the Texas Core Curriculum: **
It is recommended that the Texas Core Curriculum be completed prior to entry into the College of Pharmacy, however select courses may be taken during the first two years of the Pharm.D. program. Students may take up to 12 semester credit hours during this time from the following categories: (40) language, philosophy and culture, (50) creative arts, (60) American history and (70) government/political science.**
It is recommended that these classes, if taken, be completed during the first and/or second summer semester. This will allow students to concentrate on the Pharm.D. curriculum during the fall and spring semesters of school. Students taking the core classes at UT Tyler will be restricted to taking these during the summer, however students may also take these at other institutions. All students are responsible for tuition and fees associated with the Texas Core Curriculum courses.** All other prerequisite and Texas Core Curriculum courses must be completed prior to entry into the Pharm.D. program.