PharmD Prerequisite Courses

Professional Program (PharmD)

Admission to D'Youville's four-year Professional Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 3/4
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 Beverly Taggart, assistant director of pharmacy admissions and advisement.

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.