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
General Education
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
Total SCH 74-75  

*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:

Austin Community College

Baylor University

Blinn College

Collin County Community College

Dallas County Community College District

Del Mar College

South Texas College

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M University Kingsville

Texas Southern University

Texas State University

Texas Tech University

University of Houston

University of Incarnate Word

University of North Texas

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Dallas

University of Texas at El Paso

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

University of Texas at San Antonio

***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).