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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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    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan


    All Doctor of Pharmacy students complete required courses and elective requirements of 77-79 credits in the preprofessional program and 146 total credits in 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 2210, CHM 2211/2211L, CHM 2046/2046L, 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 IUF 1000 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) (State Core GE-B/P) * 4
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (State Core GE-M) * ​4
    Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3
    Total 15
    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
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ ​3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) * 3
    Total 14
    Summer Credits
    Composition (GE-C) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (State Core 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 with Laboratory 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
    MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms * (Can be taken in the summer semester) 3
    PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 (4) and Physics 2 Laboratory (1) (GE-P) * 5
    Total 17-18
    Summer Credits
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology * 4
    ​Humanities (State Core GE-H) (WR; can be taken in prior spring semester) ​3
    Total 7

    * Preprofessional courses

    ** Students are also expected to complete the general education international (GE-N) and diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another Gen Ed requirement (typically, GE-H or S).

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majors: pharmacy-preprofessional