Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite coursework

Prerequisite Requirements

To qualify for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, applicants must satisfy the prerequisites for undergraduate coursework listed below. These required courses need not culminate in an undergraduate degree, however:
  • applicants must achieve a preferred minimum 2.5 GPA in both cumulative and prerequisite GPAs; a minimum 2.25 science and math GPA is also preferred for consideration.
  • no grade below a “C-” will count toward prerequisite coursework
  • all prerequisite coursework must be completed by the spring prior to the fall you wish to enroll (preferably by July 1 for the current admissions cycle)

Courses completed at an accredited institution are acceptable towards prerequisite requirements; Applicants who completed pre-pharmacy studies outside the U.S. will be required to submit a course-by-course foreign credit evaluation report from World Education Services (WES) for each international transcript directly to PharmCAS

Subject

 

Minimum # semesters

 

Minimum credit hours

 

Comments

 

General Chemistry w/lab

2

6-8

 

Organic Chemistry w/lab

2

6-8

 

Biology w/lab
(starting with the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, one of the two semesters of biology must be anatomy, physiology, or a combined anatomy & physiology course)

2

6-8

For the 2019-2020 cycle, though Anatomy and Physiology are strongly recommended, any biology topics are acceptable.
Microbiology w/lab

1

3-4

 

Physics

1

3-4

 

Statistics

1

3-4

 

Calculus

1

3-4

 

Communications/Speech

1

3

 

Must be speaking-oriented

 

English composition

1

3

 

Economics

1

3

 

Can be general, micro-, or macroeconomics

 

Humanities (Literature, arts, language, philosophy, communication, etc.)

2

6

 

Manchester suggests that at least one of the humanities/social science electives deals primarily with an international culture.

 

 

Social Science (Psychology, sociology, history, political science, etc.)

 

1

3

 

Other electives

 

 

 

As needed to total at least 60 semester credit hours

 

Equivalency Charts for Area Institutions

To be sure the courses from your college or university satisfy prerequisite requirements for admission to Manchester, see this list of equivalency charts for area institutions. If your institution is not in this list, a determination of course eligibility will be made based on the Prerequisite Course Checklist you submit. Questions may also be directed to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management at pharmacy@manchester.edu or 260-470-2700.

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