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

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

Nine semester credit hours as required FOR SCIENCE MAJORS:

three semester credit hours of cellular and molecular general biology
three semester credit hours of structure and function of organisms general biology
three semester credit hours of genetics
     [BIO 211, BIO 212, BIO 214, BIO 325 OR BIO 302C, BIO 325H and Natural Sciences Deans Scholar]
     [BIO 311C. BIO 311D, BIO 325 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 laboratory
eight semester credit hours of organic chemistry including laboratory
     [CH 301, CH 302, CH 204, CH 310M, CH 310N, CH 210C, CH201C]


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 226R, BIO 226T, BIO 126L, 326M, BIO1262]


English

Six semester credit hours of English

three semester credit hours of English Rhetoric and Composition
three semester credit hours of sophomore level survey of literature: American, English or World
[RHE 306, E 316K]


Mathematics

Six semester credit hours of mathematics

three semester credit hours of calculus through differential and introductory integral calculus. PLEASE NOTE: The following topics must be covered to fulfill the introductory integral calculus requirement:
  • Fundamental theorem of calculus
  • Integration formulas
  • Intermediate value theorem
  • Theory of the integral such as Riemann sums and integrating continuous functions
  • Application of the integral (areas, volumes, work, approximation s by the trapezoidal rule and Simpson's rule)
  • Integration in relation to logs
  • Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions
In most instances, taking Calculus II will meet this requirement.

Calculus for science majors is required; calculus for business majors is not acceptable
three semester credit hours of statistics
     Statistics from a wide variety of fields is accepted.
          [MATH 408C, MATH 316]


Physics

Four semester credit hours as required FOR SCIENCE MAJORS:

four semester credit hours of introductory physics including laboratory. Non-calculus-based or calculus-based physics is accepted.
[PHY 302K, PHY 102M]


Foreign Language

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. Non-native English speakers may take a placement exam in their native language to demonstrate competence in that language. Proof of completion of a foreign language, by a high school or college transcript, must be submitted prior to enrollment. Applicants who started their college education prior to the summer of 1985 are exempted from this requirement.


Last Reviewed: January 30, 2012

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



Brochure

index of the major headings: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z