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Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses 

Pre-pharmacy courses provide a solid foundation for the Pharm.D. curriculum and a well-rounded general education. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education recommends chemistry, biology, mathematics, information and communication technologies, physical sciences and general education courses as a foundation for the Pharm.D. curriculum (ACPE 2011, Standard 17.1). Additionally, for students entering pharmacy school in 2016 or later, the ACPE draft standards recommend economics as a pharmacy prerequisite.

The faculty approved the following pre-pharmacy courses. Changes from the previously posted prerequisites are noted with an asterisk (**).

College of Pharmacy Pre-requisite Coursework
(Example 2-year Schedule)
Approved 5-16-2014
Fall: Semester 1 UT Tyler Course(s) TCCNS** SCH 1    
General Chemistry I & Lab CHEM 1311 & 1111 CHEM (1311 & 1111) or 1411 4
Biology I & Lab BIOL 1306 & 1106 BIOL (1306 & 1106) or 1406 4
Fundamentals of Speech SPCM 1315 SPCH 1315 3
TX Core Curriculum2,3 See List   3
      14
Spring: Semester 2      
General Chemistry II & Lab CHEM 1312 & 1112 CHEM (1312 & 1112) or 1412 4
Biology II & Lab BIOL 1307 & 1107 BIOL (1307 & 1107) or 1407 4
Calculus I MATH 2413 MATH 2413 4
TX Core Curriculum2,3 See List   3
      15
Summer      
TX Core Curriculum2,3 See List   6
      6
Fall: Semester 3      
Organic Chemistry I & Lab CHEM 3342 & 3134 CHEM (2323 & 2223) or 2423 4
Microbiology & Lab BIOL 2320 & 2120 or BIOL 4300 & 4101 BIOL (2320 & 2120) or (2321 & 2121) or 2421 4
Anatomy/Physiology I & Lab4 BIOL 2301 & 2101 BIOL (2301 & 2101) or 2401 4
TX Core Curriculum2,3 See List   6
      18
Spring: Semester 4      
Organic Chemistry II & Lab CHEM 3344  & 3145 CHEM (2325 & 2225) or 2425 4
Anatomy/Physiology II & Lab4 BIOL 2302 & 2102 BIOL (2302 & 2102) or 2402 4
TX Core Curriculum2,3 See List   9
      17
Summer      
TX Core Curriculum2,3 Available if needed, See List   6
      6
  1. SCH: Semester credit hours; TCCNS: Texas Core Course Numbering System.
  2. For a list of Texas Core Curriculum courses, see the Texas Core Curriculum Web page.
  3. Economics will be required for students entering the pharmacy school starting fall 2016. This may be macro or microeconomics.
  4. Separate anatomy (3 SCH) & lab (1 SCH) and physiology (3 SCH) & lab (1 SCH) courses will meet the requirement of two semesters of anatomy/physiology.

Time Requirements**

Organic chemistry, biology, microbiology and anatomy/physiology,** courses must be completed no longer than seven years prior to entry into the college of pharmacy. Requests to consider exceptions to the prerequisites or other requirements may be made in writing to the Admissions Committee through the Office of Student Affairs. Pre-pharmacy courses do not have to be completed prior to applying to the College of Pharmacy, but must be completed prior to entry.

Grade Requirements**

All science and math courses must be completed at a grade of C or higher. Students may retake these course if they receive a grade lower than a "C" and if they receive a grade of "C" or higher, this requirement will be considered met.** Both the original grade(s) and the repeated grade(s) will be included in the GPA calculations.

Advanced placement (AP)

AP courses may be substituted for a required course depending upon the score obtained, refer to UT Tyler Admissions for more information.

Texas Core Curriculum

The Texas Core Curriculum describes the general education requirements that all first time college graduates in Texas must complete as part of their degree program. Exemptions to this requirement and additional information, may be found on the Texas State Core Curriculum Web page.

Equivalent Coursework at Other Colleges and Universities

Courses can be identified through the Texas Common Course Numbering System and/or the Equivalency Sheets web page. For courses not included in the TCCNS, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

For More Information Contact:

Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75799
Phone: 903.565.5920 (main number) or 800.UT TYLER
Email: Pharmacy@UTTyler.edu
Website: The Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

 

 

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6-2-2014 

 

 

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