Pre-Pharmacy Program

The University of Mississippi

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

Courses listed in parentheses are the courses required for University of Mississippi pre-pharmacy students. Please reference the transfer equivalency website for course equivalencies for third year courses offered at other four-year colleges in Mississippi. For permission to transfer credit, please follow posted instructions to complete the Transfer Credit Request form here.

For information on advanced placement (AP) credit, please visit this link.

First Year Pre-Pharmacy

First Semester Hours
College Writing (WRIT 100 or 101) 3
Gen. Chemistry I + lab* (CHEM 105, 115) 4
Biology I + lab* (BIOL 160, 161) 4
Statistics* (MATH 115) 3
Freshman-Year Experience (EDHE 105) 3
TOTAL  17 

 

Second Semester Hours
College Writing II or Seminar (WRIT 102 or LIBA 102) 3
Gen. Chemistry II + lab (CHEM 106, 116) 4
Biology II + lab (BIOL 162, 163) 4
Calculus* (MATH 261) 3
TOTAL 14

*Refer to the University catalog for pre-requisites.

With the exceptions of the UM prerequisite relationships of organic chemistry, the sequence of enrolling in the second and third year courses will be determined by course availability or prerequisite relationships on home campus.* The 18 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 12 hours of humanities and fine arts as defined by the University of Mississippi, with a minimum of 3 hours in each of these two general areas. Performance course credits are acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credit (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.). A two-semester laboratory sequence of either biology majors or of pre-med students at the institution of residence is required.

 

Second Year Pre-Pharmacy

First Semester Hours
Organic Chemistry I + lab (CHEM 221, 225) 4
Microeconomics (ECON 202) 3
Physics I + lab (PHYS 213, 223) 4
Electives 6
TOTAL  17 

 

Second Semester Hours
Organic Chemistry II + lab (CHEM 222, 226) 4
Genetics (BISC 336 ) 4
Speech (SPCH 105) 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 14

 

** The 18 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 12 hours of humanities and fine arts as defined by the University of Mississippi, with a minimum of 3 hours in each of these two general areas. Performance course credits are acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credit (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.).

 

Third Year Pre-Pharmacy

First Semester Hours
Biochemistry (PHCL 343 or CHEM 471 and 473) 3
Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases (PHCG 321 OR BISC 520) 3
Electives 6
TOTAL  12

 

Second Semester Hours
Human Anatomy (BISC 310) 4
Physiology (PHCL 344 or BISC 330) 4
Pharmacy Ethics (PHAD 395 or PHIL 328) 3
Elective 3
TOTAL 14
*can take BISC 206 and 207 in lieu of BISC 310 and PHCL 344

 

* The 18 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 12 hours of humanities and fine arts as defined by the University of Mississippi, with a minimum of 3 hours in each of these two general areas. Performance course credits are acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credit (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.).