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PharmD Prerequisites

Prospective applicants to the UH Pharm.D. program are encouraged to download the UHCOP PharmD Prerequisites & Checklist (.pdf).

For Course Equivalencies at different institutions, visit the Course Equivalencies page.


Math/Science Prerequisites
Course Hours
Biology I & II Lecture/Lab
BIOL 1361 Introduction to Biological Science I 3
BIOL 1161 Introduction to Biological Science I Lab 1
BIOL 1362 Introduction to Biological Science II
3
BIOL 1162 Introduction to Biological Science II Lab
1
Microbiology Lecture/Lab
BIOL 3332 Elementary Microbiology
3
BIOL 3132 Elementary Microbiology Lab
1
Genetics
BIOL 3301 Genetics
3
Calculus
MATH 1431 Calculus I
4
Statistics
MATH 2311 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
Chemistry I & II Lecture/Lab
CHEM 1331 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 1332 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
3
CHEM 1112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II Lab
1
Organic Chemistry I & II Lecture/Lab
CHEM 3331 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM 3221 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I Lab
2
CHEM 3332 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM 3222 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry II Lab
2
Physics
PHYS 1301 or
PHYS 1321
Introductory General Physics or Physics I or One year of high school physics
3
Non-Math/Science Prerequisites
Course Hours
First Year Writing
ENGL 1303 First Year Writing I**
3
ENGL 1304 First Year Writing II**
3
US History
HIST 1377 The United States to 1877** 3
HIST 1378 The United States Since 1877**
3
Political Science
POLS 1336 U.S. & Texas Constitution/Politics**
3
POLS 1337 US Government: Congress, President, and Courts** 3
Psychology or Sociology
PSYC 1300 or SOC 1300 Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology
3
Other Courses
Creative Arts Creative Arts (see approved UH list) *,**
3
Writing in the Disciplines Writing in the Disciplines (see UH approved list)*,**
3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Language, Philosophy & Culture (see approved UH list) *,**
3
All Prerequisites
57-72

*Please visit the UH Undergraduate Catalog to refer to the core curriculum: Writing in the Disciplines; Language, Philosophy & Culture; and Creative Arts course requirements.

**Exempt if core curriculum is complete at the time of enrollment to UH from another accredited public Texas college/university OR earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college/university.