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 elective OR public/population based health³||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 course 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 equivalency sheets have been established for all two-year and four-year colleges in the greater Springfield area, as well as throughout Massachusetts. Course equivalency sheets are also available for select colleges in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.