Pharmacy students

Prerequisite Requirements

WNE PharmD: Are You Ready?

All applicants must complete the prerequisite 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 and Health Sciences. The minimum prerequisite GPA is 2.70.

Applicants who have not completed a bachelor’s degree or higher: Must complete a minimum of 48 college credits (2 years of full-time study) including the following prerequisite coursework:

Required Coursework Recommended Number of credits
General Biology with lab or any two Biology courses 8
Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab 8
General Chemistry with lab or any two Chemistry courses 8
Organic Chemistry with lab 8
Microbiology 3
Calculus 3
Statistics 3
English Composition 6
*Social Science 3

*May be satisfied with a course in history, sociology, political science, or law and society

Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher with a GPA of 2.70 or higher: must complete the prerequisite coursework outlined in the chart below.  Additional coursework based on the required course chart above is recommended and may be required by the admissions committee on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.70 are required to complete the full list of prerequisite coursework listed above.

Required Coursework Recommended Number of Credits
Two Biology courses with lab (Cell Biology and Molecular Biology are preferred) 8
Organic Chemistry with lab and one additional chemistry course 8

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.

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