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Prerequisites

School of Pharmacy Prerequisite coursework

All pre-pharmacy coursework must be completed prior to matriculation to the South University Doctor of Pharmacy program on or before May 25th of the program entrance year. The student must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each prerequisite course.

 

Prerequisites for June 2020

Course Title

Semester Hours

English Composition 

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Literature (a)

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Biology I and II with Labs (b)

8 sem. hrs. (2 sem.) / 12 qtr. hrs.

Microbiology

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

General Chemistry I and II with Labs (b)

8 sem. hrs. (2 sem.) / 12 qtr. hrs.

Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs (b)

8 sem. hrs. (2 sem.) / 12 qtr. hrs.

Anatomy and Physiology I and II (c)

6 sem. hrs. (2 sem.) / 10 qtr. hrs.

Physics I (d)

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Economics

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Psychology or Sociology

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Public Speaking

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Calculus

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Statistics

3 sem. hrs. (1 sem.) / 5 qtr. hrs.

Electives (e)

6 sem. hrs. (2 sem.) / 10 qtr. hrs.

TOTAL

60-65 hours / 96-101 hours

 

Comments on above:

  1. English, American or World Literature are preferred to meet the Literature requirement.  One English Composition is required.  A second English Composition course may be accepted in lieu of a Literature course at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.
  2. These courses must include a “live” lab.   Students with science courses taken prior to 2012-2013 will be required to retake one modern Biology and one modern Chemistry course to meet the prerequisite requirements.
  3. A lab is recommended but not required for Anatomy and Physiology I and II.  A separate course of Anatomy and a separate course of Physiology will be accepted in lieu of combined courses.
  4. A lab is recommended but not required for Physics I.
  5. Electives should in the Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences or Arts.  Substitutions may be accepted at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.

 

 

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