Pharmacy – Doctor of Pharmacy

1 year Biology/Zoology (with labs) – BIO 181/BIO 183 or BIO/ZO 150 /BIO/ZO 160 (no longer offered)
1 year General Chemistry (with labs) – CH 101/102 and CH 201/202
1 year Organic Chemistry (with labs) – CH 221/222 and CH 223/224

Many schools also require up to:

  • 1 year Physics (with labs) – PY 211/PY 212 (or PY 205 and PY 208)
  • Human Anatomy – BIO/ZO 212 or BIO 301/302 (no longer offered) or BIO/ZO 421/426
  • At least one semester Mathematics to include Calculus (one year required by some   schools)   – MA 121(single semester) or 131/231 or 141/241 (1 year)
  • 1 Semester Microbiology (MB 351/MB 411)

Additional Recommendations:  Speech/Communication, Scientific Writing

NC Program Info

There are four Pharm.D. programs in North Carolina.  All require four years to complete.  The programs prepare students for a career in community and hospital pharmacy, teaching or professional careers in industry and government.

Applications to programs are submitted online through PharmCAS.  A minimum of 62-64 credit hours must be completed prior to entry.  Applicants should have finished math, statistics, biology and chemistry courses by the end of spring semester, sophomore year if applying early.  In some cases, the programs will allow a student to be lacking one or two of the humanities/social science courses before entry.  These decisions are made on an individual basis. We encourage students to consider acquiring their UG degree before applying to increase competitiveness and maturity.

Since some of these programs change their prerequisite course requirements, application dates, etc. without notifying us, all students interested in applying are STRONGLY URGED TO CONTACT THE PROGRAMS of interest to be sure all of the requirements for admission are being met.

**Please check with individual schools for additional requirements – please check NCSU Course Equivalents page to see what NCSU courses transfer to each school for pre-reqs at Transfer Course Equivalents

History of Pharmacy