Before enrolling in the PharmD program, students must complete the following courses.  At least one year of the required prepharmacy courses must be completed in a U.S. or Canadian University.

General, Descriptive Categories

Subject

Semesters/Quarters

Additional information

Biology, with lab

2 semesters

3 quarters

Introductory biology course sequence for pre health students.

 

Full year sequence is required.

 

If AP score of 4 or 5 is achieved and credit is awarded for biology, must complete one introductory college lab course 2 credits or greater (biochem and microbiology lab will not meet this lab requirement).

Biochemistry

1 semester

1 quarter

Introductory biochemistry course that covers the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms.

 

Does not require lab component.

Calculus

1 semester

1 quarter

College level calculus course.

 

AP credit for calculus is not accepted.  If AP credit awarded, next higher calculus offering should be taken.

General Chemistry, with lab

2 semesters

3 quarters

Introductory general/inorganic chemistry course sequence.

 

Full year sequence is required.

 

AP credit with a score of 4 or 5 will satisfy the prerequisite for general chemistry.

Organic Chemistry, with lab

2 semesters

3 quarters

Introductory organic chemistry course sequence.

 

Full year sequence is required.

 

AP credit for organic chemistry is not accepted.

English composition

1 semester

1 quarter

Introductory composition course.

 

AP credit is not accepted.

 

Acceptable courses can fall under the category of humanities, social sciences, political science, etc. so long as the course is writing intensive with critical feedback.

Genetics

1 semester

1 quarter

Introductory genetics course.

 

AP credit is not accepted.

 

Acceptable courses must cover the science of genetics.  Evolutionary and population genetics courses are not acceptable.

Human anatomy

1-2 semesters

1-3 quarters

An anatomy course that covers the entire human body.  May require two or more course sequences to cover the entire human body.

 

Animal/mammalian anatomy does not meet this prerequisite.

 

Physiology is not a substitute for Human Anatomy; however a combined Anatomy and Physiology course sequence that covers the entire human body is acceptable.

Human physiology

1-2 semesters

1-3 quarters

Introductory physiology course that deals with functions and activities physical and chemical processes in humans.  

 

Animal/mammalian physiology does not meet this prerequisite.

 

Human Anatomy is not a substitute for Physiology; however a combined Anatomy and Physiology course sequence that covers the entire human body is acceptable.

 

Beginning Fall 2016, physiology is a required prerequisite for the PharmD program. 

Microbiology, with lab

1 semester

1 quarter

Introductory microbiology course with lab for pre health students.

 

A separate lab course is acceptable if a primary course does not have a lab component.

Physics, with lab

2 semesters

3 quarters

Introductory physics course sequence with lab for pre health students

 

Full year sequence is required.

 

Must be calculus-based physics.

 

AP credit with a score of 5 will satisfy the prerequisite for physics.

Statistics

1 semester

1 quarter

Introductory statistics course for pre health students.  Biostatistics courses are accepted.

 

AP credit is not accepted.

 

A course that includes ANOVA, chi square tests and multiple regression/multiple comparisons is strongly recommended.

Humanities or foreign language

2 semesters

3 quarters

Humanities courses are related to the study of human culture. The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre.

 

AP credit is not accepted.

Social science

2 semesters

3 quarters

Social science courses are concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society.  They can include anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology.

 

AP credit is not accepted.

 

University of Michigan Ann Arbor Course Equivalents

The following courses are offered at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus and satisfy the PharmD prerequisites for students enrolling at UM as undergraduate or guest students.  All other applicants must satisfy the prerequisite courses using the table above as a guide.

Subject Semesters
Biology: 171, 172, 173 2
Biochemistry: Biolchem 415 or Chem 351 or MCDB 310 1
Chemistry: 125/126/130, 210/211, 215/216, 260 or 230 4
English composition: 124/125 or equivalent 1
Genetics: Biology 305 1
Human anatomy: Anatomy 403 1
Humanities or foreign language 2
Mathematics: One of the following: 115, 116, 156, 175, or 185 (advance placement not accepted) 1

Microbiology: 405/350

(Microbio 301 was renumbered to 405 effective Fall 2016.  Students that took Microbio 301 before this change have met the lecture portion of this prerequisite).

1
Physics: 135/136, 235/236 or equivalent 2
Human physiology: Physiol 201 or 502 1
Social sciences 2
Statistics: 250 1

 

 

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