Pre-pharmacy Course Requirements
All learners must complete the pre-pharmacy course requirements, earning a grade of “C” or above, at an accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the professional program at the College of Pharmacy.
Credit Hours (semester)
|General biology with lab||8|
|Human anatomy and physiology with lab||8|
|General chemistry with lab||8|
|Organic chemistry with lab||8|
|Microbiology with lab||4|
|Physics with lab||4|
|Social science requirements|
|Social science elective³||3|
¹ Science Courses must be designated for science majors
² Coursework in ethics preferred; coursework in philosophy or religion acceptable
³ May be satisfied with a class in history, sociology, political science, or law and society.
Organic chemistry, human anatomy/physiology, and microbiology courses earned more than five years prior to applying to the College of Pharmacy cannot be used to satisfy pre-pharmacy course requirements unless approved by the Admissions Committee on an individual applicant basis.
The courses offered by Western New England University to satisfy the pre-pharmacy course requirements can be found here.
Course equivalencies will be established for all two-year colleges in the greater Springfield area and all four-year colleges and universities in the Massachusetts counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester as well as Hartford, Litchfield, and Tolland counties of Connecticut.