Pharm.D. Program


Criteria for Required Pre-Pharmacy Courses at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the required courses for admission into the College of Pharmacy. All of these courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Advanced placement (AP) credit is accepted if the test score meets the University of Texas ar Austin criteria for acceptance. The awarding of course credit based on advanced placement is governed by the individual scores you received.  Please refer to the TESTING CENTER site: http://ctl.utexas.edu/programs-and-services/student-testing-services/ to determine if the score you earned meets UT-Austin's expectations..

Specific course numbers for UT Austin appear in brackets [ ] below.

Please refer to: http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/students/advising/equivs/equiv.html for specific course numbers at other Texas institutions


Biology

six semester credit hours as required FOR SCIENCE MAJORS: 

three semester credit hours of cellular and molecular general biology [BIO 311C]  &
three semester credit hours of structure and function of organisms general biology [BIO 311D]
[BIO 311C + BIO 311D] OR for Natural Sciences Deans Scholars: [BIO 315H + BIO 325H]


Chemistry

sixteen semester credit hours as required FOR SCIENCE MAJORS:


eight semester credit hours of general (inorganic) chemistry including labs [CH 301, 302, and 204] &
eight semester credit hours of organic chemistry including labs [CH 320M, 320N, and 220C]


Microbiology

four semester credit hours as required FOR SCIENCE MAJORS:

Microbiology must have one year of general biology and at least one semester of general chemistry as a prerequisite to meet this requirement. [BIO 326M and 226L]


Composition (Writing)

Six semester credit hours of English

three semester credit hours of English composition (writing) [RHE 306]


Literature (Readings)

three semester credit hours of English composition (writing) [RHE 306]

 


Mathematics

three semester credit hours of calculus (for science majors) that includes differential and introductory integral calculus.  Calculus for business majors is NOT acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE: The following topics must be covered to fulfill the introductory integral calculus* requirement:

* In most instances, taking Calculus II will meet the introductory integral calculus portion of this requirement.


Statistics

three semester credit hours of statistics from a wide variety of fields is accepted. [M 316]



Physics

four semester credit hours of physics with lab as required FOR SCIENCE MAJORS.

Non-calculus-based or calculus-based physics is accepted.
[PHY 302K and PHY 120M]


Foreign Language

The foreign language requirement is a university CORE requirement that must be fulfilled before matriculation into the Pharm.D. program, if one is accepted.

This requirement may be satisfied by completing either two years of a single foreign language in high school or two semesters of a single foreign language in college. Proof of completion of a foreign language, by a high school or college transcript, must be submitted prior to enrollment in the Pharm.D. program/p>

Non-native English speakers may take a placement exam in their native language to demonstrate competence in that language.  Proof of passing the placement exam must be reflected on an official college transcript./p>

Applicants who started their college education prior to the summer of 1985 are exempt from this requirement.



Core and Global Cultures Flag Requirements

Please make sure you read over the university course requirements (core and global cultures flag course) that every student who graduates from UT Austin, including Pharm.D. students, must satisfy.  http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/admissions/corecurric.html

 
Last Reviewed: September 18, 2014

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
Admissions Office
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave. Stop: A1900
Austin, TX
78712-01200
USA

Email Address:
pharmdadmissions
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-471-1737



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