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. Send an email to find out if your specific course qualifies as an equivalent.
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.
|SCIENCE||General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
Biology I Lab
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
Biology II Lab
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Lab
Physics I Lab
|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.*****|
Minimum 6 Credits
|HUMANITIES||Literature/Classics, Architecture, Fine
Arts, Languages, Literature, Philosophy,
|Minimum 6 Credits
Must take courses from at least
two different departments
*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, Director of Admissions
Temple University School of Pharmacy
Office of Professional Admissions, Suite 141
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140