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Pre-Pharmacy

Students applying to the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy may complete necessary coursework in two or three years.  Students may also pursue any major as long as pre-pharmacy prerequisite coursework is completed.  Advisors offer support and guidance to University of Kentucky students from all majors interested in applying to pharmacy school.  In addition to outlining necessary coursework and guiding students through application processes, check out programs such as UK Education Abroad or the Center for Community Outreach, that foster well-rounded pharmacy school applicants.

Pre-Pharmacy Requirements 

The following is a general outline of UK College of Pharmacy requirements (not including UK Core or major requirements). Please note UK prerequisites may differ from other pharmacy schools:

Biology + lab (1 semester):
BIO 148 and 155

Microbiology + lab (1 semester)
BIO 208, 209 or BIO 308 + lab

Human Anatomy (1 semester):
ANA 209

Physiology (1 semester):
PGY 206

General Chemistry + labs (1 year):
CHE 105 & 111 and CHE 107 & 113

Organic Chemistry + labs (1 year):
CHE 230, 231 and CHE 232, 233

Mathematics (1 semester to 1 year):
MA 109 & MA 123 or MA 113

Statistics (1 semester):
STA 296

English (1 year):
WRD/CIS 110 and WRD/CIS 111

Oral Communications (1 semester):
WRD/CIS 110/111 or 112

Business (1 semester):
ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 201 or FIN 300

Electives: Enough hours to bring total to a minimum of 70 semester hours including the courses listed here.
The following courses are also reccommended, or required for some pharmacy school admission
Biochemistry, BCH 401G
Genetics, BIO 304
Physics, PHY 211
Other courses to consider
courses required by major; general education courses; dual degree prerequisites; healthcare-related courses such as public health, human health sciences, medical terminology, pharmacology and clinical leadership management courses 

Pre-Pharmacy Listserv

Join the pre-pharmacy listserv to receive information about upcoming events, club meetings and tips and strategies for preparing for pharmacy school.  To subscribe, send an email message to listserv@lsv.uky.edu and type "SUBSCRIBE PPADVISEES" in the body of the message. 

Pre-Pharmacy Advisor

Beth Hanneman (859) 257-6576

Stuckert Career Center

408 Rose St.

(859) 257-2746