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 4-year colleges in Mississippi.

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

First Year Pre-Pharmacy

First Semester Hours
English I (ENG 101) 3
Gen. Chemistry I + lab* (CHEM 105, 115) 4
Biology I + lab* (BIOL 160, 161) 4
Speech (SPCH 102 or 105) 3
Electives** (nonprofessional) 3
TOTAL  17 

 

Second Semester Hours
English II (LIBA 102) 3
Gen. Chemistry II + lab (CHEM 106, 116) 4
Biology II + lab (BIOL 162, 163) 4
Calculus* (MATH 261) 3
Electives** (nonprofessional) 3
TOTAL 17

*Refer to the University catalog for pre-requisites.

With the exceptions of the UM prerequisite relationships of organic chemistry and biochemistry and cell biology and physiology, the sequence of enrolling in the second and third year courses will be determined by course availability or prerequisite relationships on home campus.* The 15 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 9 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 (CHEM 221, 225) 4
Microeconomics (ECON 202) 3
Physics I (PHYS 213, 223) 4
Statistics (MATH 115) 3
Electives** (nonprofessional) 3
TOTAL  17 

 

Second Semester Hours
Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 222, 226) 4
Physics II (PHYS 214, 224 ) 4
Electives** (nonprofessional) 6
TOTAL 14

 

** The 15 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 9 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
Genetics (BISC 336) 4
Biochemistry (PHCL 343) 3
Medical Microbiology/Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases (PHCG 321) 3
Human Physiology (PHCL 344) 4
TOTAL  14 

 

Second Semester Hours
Bioethics/Biomedical Ethics (PHAD 395) 3
Introductory Cell Biology (BISC 372) or Cell and Molecular Biology (BISC 440) 4
Immunology (PHCL 346) 3
TOTAL 10

 

* The 15 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 9 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.).