Pre-Pharmacy Courses

The pre-pharmacy program at VSU meets the demands of the pharmacy schools in the state of Georgia (UGA, Mercer, PCOM and South).  Students applying to pharmacy schools outside Georgia are responsible for determining any additional courses needed.

The suggested schedule completes the program in two calendar years, and includes summer classes. Alternatively, study may be spread out to a little more than two calendar years. Keep in mind that this program satisfies the pre-requisites for all four Georgia schools combined. If a student does not plan to apply to all four Georgia schools, some of the listed courses may not be required. Students are urged to contact each pharmacy school to which they wish to apply for details on pre-requisite courses.

Students preferring to complete a bachelor's degree before pharmacy school should see the pre-professional option under the B.S. in Chemistry.  Virtually all of the pre-pharmacy courses shown below can be applied to the completion of this degree program.

Please see the important notes below the table.

Pre-Pharmacy
Suggested Program of Study

Year 1

Fall

Spring

CHEM 1211

3

CHEM 1212

3

CHEM 1211L

1

CHEM 1212L

1

MATH 1113

3

MATH 2261

4

BIOL 1107K

4

BIOL 1108K

4

ENGL 1101

3

ENGL 1102

3

HIST 2111 or 2112a

3

PSYC 1101

3

 

17

 

18

Summer

Electives

9

 

 

BIOL 2900 or 3100

4

 

13

 

 

 

Year 2

Fall

Spring

CHEM 3401

4

CHEM 3402

4

PHYS 1111K

4

MATH 2620

3

BIOL 2651

4

BIOL 2652

4

POLS 1101

3

ECON 2105 or 2106

3

COMM 1100

3

ENGL Literature

3

 

 

KSPE Elective

1

 

18

 

18

Summer

Elective

6

CHEM 3601

3

9

 

Please contact each pharmacy school for specific electives required.  Also, be aware of UGA's World Languages and Culture Core requirement (bulletin.uga.edu/GenEdCore.html).

Important Notes:

1.  The five chemistry courses must be taken in the order shown.

2.  MATH 1113 is a pre-requisite for both MATH 2261 and MATH 2620.  The latter two courses are
    independent of each other.  MATH 1111 and 1112 may substitute for MATH 1113.

3.  BIOL 1107K is a pre-requisite for BIOL 1108K.

4.  BIOL 1108K is a pre-r3equisite for BIOL 3100l.

5.  ENGL 1101 is a pre-requisite for ENGL 1102.

6.  ENGL 1102 is a pre-requisite for all VSU ENGL Literature courses.

7.  All other courses are independent courses and can be taken during semesters other than those
    shown above.

Please see a pre-pharmacy advisor in the chemistry department if you have any questions about the program.