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  • Pharmacy, Preprofessional

    Course requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy include the preprofessional curriculum and four years of professional preparation. Courses in the professional curricula are revised periodically to meet pharmacy education standards. Current information on the curriculum can be obtained from the Office for Student Affairs in the College of Pharmacy.

    About This Major

    • College: Pharmacy
    • Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy (after completion of professional courses)
    • Credits for Degree: 77-79 in the preprofessional curriculum;
      146 in the professional curriculum
    • Minor: No
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    All Doctor of Pharmacy students complete required courses and elective requirements: 77-79 credits in the preprofessional program and 146 total credits for the professional curriculum.

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students

    Semester 1

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L

    Semester 2

    • Complete 3 additional courses of the 13 critical-tracking courses, including labs:
      APK 2100C or ZOO 3713C, APK 2105C or PCB 4723C, BSC 2010/2010L,
      BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2046/2046L, CHM 2210, CHM 2211/2211L, MAC 2311,
      MCB 3020, PHY 2053/2053L, PHY 2054/2054L, SPC 2608, STA 2023
    • 3.0 GPA required for all science courses

    Semester 3

    • Complete 4 additional courses of the 13 critical-tracking courses, including labs
      (2 of the courses must be CHM 2210 and APK 2100C or ZOO 3713C)
    • 3.0 GPA required for all science courses

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 14 critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • Satisfactory score on the PCAT test
    • Complete the personal profile essay/campus preference form, letters of recommendation, PharmCAS application and the UF application by February 1
    • Approval of college admission committee
    • 3.0 GPA required for all science courses

    Semester 5

    • 3.0 GPA required for all science courses

    Semester one below may not be the first semester at the university. Semester one refers to the first semester of preprofessional science and mathematics courses. Students who already have satisfied the criteria for a particular semester will be assigned a semester to begin the tracking program.

    Critical-tracking courses should be completed in the semester indicated.
    Preprofessional courses are followed by an asterisk (*).

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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2. Students admitted to pharmacy school must complete BCH 4024 before enrollment.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) * 4
    CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) * 4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) * ​3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-B) * 4
    CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) * 4
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ ​3
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M)* 4
    Total 15
    Summer Credits
    Humanities (GE-H and N; WR) ** 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S and D; WR) ** ​3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics recommended; both GE-S) **
    Total 9-10
    Semester 3 Credits
    APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy or
    ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy *
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 * 3
    PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 (4) and Physics 1 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) 5
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking * ​3
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory (4) or
    PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals (5) *
    CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 (3) and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory (2) * 5
    PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 (4) and Physics 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) * 5
    MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms * 3
    Total 17-18
    Summer Credits
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology * 4
    ​Humanities (GE-H, WR) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S, WR) ** ​3
    Total 7

    * Preprofessional courses.

    ** Social and behavioral science (GE-S) and humanities (GE-H) courses can be interchanged in the curriculum plan: You can take nine credits of humanities and six credits of social and behavioral science courses or nine credits of social and behavioral science and six credits of humanities courses. Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another general education requirement (typically, GE-H or S).

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majors: pharmacy-preprofessional