Biology and Health Sciences

Undergraduate Programs

Pre-Health Professional Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy Generic Curriculum

The Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum consists of at least two years of college credit; however, the number of students gaining acceptance to pharmacy school that complete at least three years of college or a baccalaureate degree prior to entry is growing rapidly as the general applicant pool becomes more competitive every year. The following courses represent the combined minimum requirements for acceptance as declared by pharmacy schools in Texas. Students are encouraged to complete the prerequisites to apply to all pharmacy schools in Texas in order to increase their overall chances of acceptance. However, students should consult with the Pre-Health Professions Adviser for requirements specific to each school. The applicant will be evaluated on the quality of overall academic performance, letters of recommendation and interviews. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is also required.

Note: Students attending institutions other than Texas A&M University-Kingsville for their undergraduate studies that wish to apply for admission to the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy should consult with the School of Pharmacy staff and the Pre-Health Professions Adviser at their parent institution for the specific courses at that institution that meet the prerequisites specific to the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy.

required: BIOL 1306/1106 and BIOL 1307/1107, BIOL 2421, BIOL 3402
recommended: BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 3408, BIOL 4406, BIOL 4408, BIOL 4426
required: CHEM 1311/1111, CHEM 1312/1112, CHEM 3323/3123, CHEM 3325/3125
recommended: CHEM 4341, CHEM 4342
Physics* PHYS 1301/1101 or PHYS 2325/2125
Mathematics MATH 2413 (may require completion of MATH 1314,MATH 1316, MATH 1348 if student has not earned CLEP or AP credit)
Statistics STAT 1342
English* ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, ENGL 2342 or ENGL 2362
History HIST 1301, HIST 1302
Political Science POLS 2301, POLS 2302
Social/Behavioral Science* PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 or ECON 2301
Visual/Performing Arts* (examples of; not inclusive) ARTS, MUSI or THEA 2301, 3 ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304 or any 3 hour lab or studio course from ARTS, MUSI or THEA
Communications COMS 1311 or COMS 1315
*Hours vary depending on the specific pharmacy college.