To be considered for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, applicants are required to complete a minimum of 74 semester credit hours of prerequisite coursework (see the table below) at an accredited college or university. Applications lacking one or more prerequisites are considered if the applicant is enrolled in, or plans to enroll in, courses that fulfill missing prerequisites. If accepted into the program, all missing prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed (a C grade or higher) by summer session I in the year of matriculation.
Prerequisite coursework completed five or more calendar years prior to applying must be retaken unless the applicant has earned a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Additionally, a grade of C or higher must be earned in all prerequisite coursework (grades of C- are not accepted). If you have questions about these requirements, contact the Office of Student Affairs (361.221.0648).
|Courses||SCH*||Texas A&M University Course number(s)|
|Communication - Public Speaking||3||COMM 203|
|English Composition I & II||6||ENGL 103, 104, 203, or 210|
|Art, Music, Theater, other Visual or Performing Arts||3||†|
|Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Language/Literature, Anthropology, Geography, or Cultural Studies||6||†|
|Sociology, Psychology, Economics or Computer Science||3||†|
|History||6||HIST 105 and HIST 106|
|Political Science||6||POLS 206 and POLS 207|
|Life & Physical Sciences|
|College Physics I/Lab||4||PHYS 201 or 218|
|General Biology I & II/Labs||8||BIOL 111 and BIOL 112|
|General Chemistry I & II/Labs||8||CHEM 101/111 and CHEM 102/112|
|Organic Chemistry I & II/Labs||8||CHEM 227/237 and CHEM 228/238|
|Microbiology/Lab||4||BIOL 206, 351, or VTPB 405|
|Molecular Biology or Genetics||3-4||BIOL 213 or GENE 301, 302, or 320|
|Calculus I||3||MATH 147, 151, 172|
|Statistics||3||STAT 201, 211, or 302|
*SCH – Semester Credit Hour
†- Refer to the core curriculum section of the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog to find courses that fulfill this requirement.
For more information about course equivalencies, refer to the universities and colleges below:
***If your school is not listed, visit the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
For additional information about prerequisites or the admissions process, contact the Office of Student Affairs (361.221.0648).