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Pre Pharmacy (PREP)


R. Bruce Banks, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Students seeking a professional degree in pharmacy may follow a prepharmacy curriculum at UNCG for two years before transferring to a school of pharmacy. An additional three to four years will then be required to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. There are 73 accredited schools of pharmacy in the United States. The two in North Carolina are located at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Campbell University.

Prepharmacy requirements generally include the following:

  • BIO 111, 271, 271L, 280
  • CHE 111, 112, 114, 115, 351, 352, 354
  • ENG 101, 102
  • MAT 191
  • PHY 211, 212 or PHY 291, 292
  • STA 108

Other specified courses to include foreign language or other approved liberal arts courses and physical education courses for a total of 64 semester hours of prepharmacy work.

Students will also be required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test in the second year.

Completion of the prepharmacy work at UNCG does not guarantee admission to pharmacy school. Students should consult a prepharmacy advisor before registering for courses. Those planning to apply to out-of-state pharmacy schools should bring along information from those schools.

This page was last updated on June 6, 2012.