Pre-pharmacy Curriculum

Pre-pharmacy Curriculum/Pharm.D. Prerequisites

Students are encouraged to review the Pre-pharmacy GPA Policy (.pdf).

For Pre-Pharmacy coursework at different institutions, visit the Course Transfer Guides page.

First Year
Fall Semester
Course Hours
BIOL 1361 Intro. to Biological Science I 3
BIOL 1161 Intro. to Biological Science I Lab 1
CHEM 1331 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I Lab 1
ENGL 1303 First Year Writing I  3
MATH 1431 Calculus I
4
Total 15
 
Spring Semester  
Course Hours
BIOL 1362 Introduction to Biological Science II
3
BIOL 1162 Introduction to Biological Science II Lab
1
CHEM 1332 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
3
CHEM 1112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II Lab
1
ENGL 1304 First Year Writing II 
3
MATH 2311 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
3
Total  
14
 
Summer Semester
Course Hours
HIST 1377 The United States to 1877  3
HIST 1378 The United States Since 1877  3
Humanities Humanities (see approved UH list) **,
3
Total  
9
 
Second Year
Fall Semester
Course Hours
CHEM 3331 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I
 3
CHEM 3221 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I Lab
 2
POLS 1336 U.S. & Texas Constitution/Politics 
 3
PSYC 1300 or
SOC 1300
Social Science: (Choose One): Introduction to
Psychology or Introduction to Sociology
 3
PHYS 1301 or
PHYS 1321
Introductory General Physics or Physics I or
One year of high school physics
 3
Visual/Performing Arts Visual/Performing Arts (see approved UH list) **,
 3
Total
17
 
Spring Semester
Course Hours
CHEM 3332 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM 3222 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry II Lab
2
BIOL 3332 Elementary Microbiology
3
BIOL 3132 Elementary Microbiology Lab
1
POLS 1337 US Government: Congress, President, and Courts
3
Writing in the Disciplines Writing in the Disciplines (see UH approved list)  **,
3
COMM 1332 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
Total
18

 Exempt if core curriculum is complete at the time of enrollment to UH from another accredited public Texas college/university OR earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college/university.

** Please visit UH Core Curriculum page regarding Writing in the Disciplines, Humanities, and Visual/Performing Arts course requirements.