Pharm.D. Prerequisite Courses

Professional Program (PharmD)

Admission to D'Youville's four-year Professional Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program requires completion of a minimum of 65 credits hours of pre-professional education at an accredited college or university. Incoming freshmen can enter the Pre-Pharmacy (Early Assurance) program to earn the foundation courses necessary for admission into the program. The minimum pre-pharmacy course requirements are summarized below:

Course Title Credit Hours
Biology I with Lab 4
Biology II with Lab 4
Microbiology with Lab or Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 4
General Chemistry I with Lab 4
General Chemistry II with Lab 4
Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
Physics I 4
Physics II 4
Calculus I 4
Applied Statistics 4
English Composition I 3
English Composition II 3
Public Speaking 3
History 3
Economics 3
Social Sciences 3
Humanities 3
Total 65

Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the spring semester preceding your intended enrollment term.

Important Information:

  • All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0/4.0) or better.
  • All required science courses (biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry) require a laboratory component.
  • If General Biology is not offered at your school, you may take Botany or Zoology and Cell Biology to satisfy the General Biology requirement.
  • All pre-professional science courses must be obtained from an accredited institution for a letter grade; Pass/Fail, online, distance learning, CLEP and advanced placement courses are not accepted.
  • Science and Math courses should be current, completed no more than five years prior to enrollment.
  • All pre-requisite Math and Science courses must be equivalent in scope and rigor to those required for Math, Chemistry and Biology majors at D'Youville College.
  • All students are expected to be proficient in the implementation of computer operating systems, software applications for word processing, statistical analysis, database management, presentations, e-mail, and the use of online databases.

All questions concerning prerequisite requirements or course equivalents should be directed to Dr. Canio Marasco, assistant dean for faculty and student affairs.

Transfer Students

Student-Centered Education

Open in fall 2010, D'Youville's School of Pharmacy is New York State's newest, although we are building on a longstanding tradition of student-centered education and community service at D'Youville College.

D'Youville Pharmacy student Christine Echtenkamp discusses why she chose Pharmacy

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