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PREPHARMACY PROGRAM

Chris Hutt, Advisor
Office: 200 Clark Hall

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama offers prerequisite courses needed prior to admission to graduate programs in pharmacy. A student wanting to complete a degree in pharmacy in the minimum period of time should plan on transferring to a school of pharmacy after completing the required undergraduate course, and he or she should begin application process after the first year of undergraduate study. Some students, however, may apply for admission to a pharmacy program at a later stage, such as following the completion of an undergraduate degree, provided they have met appropriate admission requirements.

Registration in the freshman and sophomore years in the College of Arts and Sciences does not guarantee admission to the professional phase of a school of pharmacy. Enrollment in the professional phase is limited, and the student will be accepted in accord with his or her scholastic standing and aptitude for a career in pharmacy. Final selection of students is made by an admissions committee, and although there is no absolutely required grade point average, the accepted students in recent years have averaged approximately a 3.5 average on a 4.0 scale.

The state of Alabama has two schools of pharmacy, Auburn School of Pharmacy and McWhorter School of Pharmacy. The two schools require different courses for the two-year preprofessional phase; therefore, a University of Alabama prepharmacy student should observe the difference in the two curricula outlined below and ensure that all courses required for application and transfer to the school of choice have been completed.

Prepharmacy Curriculum for Students Interested in Applying to Auburn School of Pharmacy
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
EN 101 or EN 1033
MATH 1254
CH 1014
BSC 114:1154
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15
Second Semester
CourseHours
EN 1023
HY 1013
CH 1024
Fine arts elective13
BSC 2164
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17
 
SUMMER
First Semester
CourseHours
CH 2313
Second Semester
CourseHours
CH 232 and CH 2375
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
CS 1023
BSC 2154
PH 1014
EC 1103
EN 205 or EN 2093
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17
Second Semester
CourseHours
ST 2603
BSC 3105
EN 206 or EN 2103
HY 1023
PHL 200 or PHL 2043
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17
 
JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
BSC 4503
BSC 3153
BSC 4354
Social and behavioral sciences elective23
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13

1Choose from ARH 252, ARH 253, TH 114, and MUS 121.
2Choose from ANT 100, SOC 101, GY 105, PY 101, or PSC 203.

Prepharmacy Curriculum for Students Interested in Applying to McWhorter School of Pharmacy
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
EN 101 or EN 1033
MATH 1153
BSC 2154
CH 1014
Physical education activity1
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15
Second Semester
CourseHours
EN 1023
MATH 1254
BSC 2164
CH 1024
COM 1233
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18
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
EN 205, EN 206, EN 209, or EN 2103
CH 2313
ST 260 or PY 2113
PY 101 or SOC 1013
Physical education activity1
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13
Second Semester
CourseHours
CH 232 and CH 2375
HY 101 or HY 1023
Electives* 9
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17

*Electives must be chosen from sociology, psychology, political science (American government), English literature, geography, economics, history (Western or American civilization), philosophy, and foreign language.

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