Prerequisites for the Pharm.D. Program

Complete the Pharm.D. Requirements

Whether you complete two, three or four years of pre-pharmacy coursework before starting your professional Pharm.D. Degree program, it is required that you complete and pass the following courses at either Temple University or another fully accredited institution of higher learning.

All prerequisites must be completed before you begin the Pharm.D. Program, but you are free to apply while still taking these prerequisites. Make sure you appropriately list coursework that is still in progress when you apply through PharmCAS.

If your school uses a quarter system instead of a semester system, you can multiply the number of credits you have by 0.66 to translate them into semester hours. Round partial credits of 0.5 and above up to the next semester hour; round credits of 0.4 and below down.

Prerequisites for the Pharm.D. Program
DISCIPLINE COURSE CREDIT HOURS
     
MATH Calculus I 4
SCIENCE General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
Biology I*
Biology I Lab
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
Biology II*
Biology II Lab
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Lab
Physics I**
Physics I Lab
Anatomy/Physiology I***
Anatomy/Physiology II***
3
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3
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3
1
3
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3
1
3
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3
1
3-4
3-4
ENGLISH Analytical Reading/Writing English Comp**** 3-4
ECONOMICS Microeconomics or Macroeconomics 3
Electives: Students must complete a minimum of 18 elective credits in the following disciplines and must meet the minimal requirements defined.*****
SOCIAL SCIENCES Anthropology
Geography
History
Political Sciences
Psychology
Religion
Sociology

Minimum 6 Credits
Must take courses from at least
two different departments

HUMANITIES Literature/Classics, Architecture, Fine
Arts, Languages, Literature, Philosophy,
Communication/Public Speaking
Minimum 6 Credits
Must take courses from at least
two different departments
MATHEMATICS Statistics Recommended
  Credits Required 62-65

*Biology I must be equivalent to Biology 1111 and Biology II must be equivalent to Biology 2112 at Temple University. For more details, refer to the Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin HERE

**A non-calculus based physics course is acceptable.

***An Anatomy and Physiology Lab is not required.

****Analytical Reading and Writing English Composition may be taken in the Fall or Spring semester. Students taking a course for ESL students are required to take an additional English course which may be counted as a Humanities Elective Course.

***** Temple students are advised to select courses within each of the GenEd areas.

 

Joan Hankins, Assistant Director of Admissions
215-707-4900
joan.hankins@temple.edu

Temple University School of Pharmacy
Office of Professional Admissions, Suite 141
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140