Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Preparation for Pharmacy

Course Discipline Required or recommended Clarification Recommended PUC course(s) Alternate PUC Course(s)
General Biology One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). BIOL 10100/10200  
General Chemistry One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). CHM 11500/11600  
Organic Chemistry One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). CHM 25500/25501 and CHM 25600/25601 CHM 26505/26300 and CHM 26605/26400
Physics Varies; 3-8-semester hours If 6-8 credits required, this usually means a sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum (+/- lab). PHYS 22000/22100 PHYS 15200/25100
Math Varies; Math through calculus generally recommended. Some schools may require one year (6 semester hrs) college math. Consult PSAR Admission requirements for specific school requirements. MA 22300/22400 MA 16300/16400
Math Varies; Statistics commonly required Some require statistics. Consult PSAR Admission requirements for specific school requirements. STAT 30100 BIOL 33000
Microbiology One semester (3-4 semester hours) generally required Most schools prefer sophomore level or higher with lab. BIOL 22100 BIOL 31600
Anatomy* One semester (3-4 semester hours) generally required Most schools prefer sophomore level or higher with lab. BIOL 21300/21400  
Physiology* One semester (3 hrs) recommended Most schools prefer sophomore level or higher with lab. BIOL 21300/21400  
English One year (6-semester hours) required (most) Specifics may vary, but one year is generally required, sometimes including distribution of writing and literature courses. ENGL 10400/10500 ENGL 10800
Humanities and Soc. Sci Select courses of interest that will demonstrate interest in a well-rounded education;  Some schools require specific distributions in Sociology, Psychology, Communication (oral), History, Art or Music, and Economics. Consult individual schools for specific requirements. ECON 21000 Many Options. Please discuss with advisor.
Cell Biology One semester (3 hrs) may be required or strongly recommended Consult specific school requirements; 3 semester hours may be required or recommended. BIOL 24300  
Biochemistry One semester (3 hrs) may be required or strongly recommended Consult specific school requirements; 3 semester hours may be required or recommended. CHM 33300  
Molecular Biology One semester (3 hrs) may be required or strongly recommended Consult specific school requirements; 3 semester hours may be required or recommended. BIOL 50700  
    *One-year Anatomy and Physiology sequence with lab may meet these requirements or are listed as required at many schools (sophomore level or higher; general Bio or Chem for science majors preferred)    
         
    ALWAYS CONSULT THE PHARMACY SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS (PSAR) FOR SCHOOL-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS