Pre-Pharmacy

Offered by Health Science Programs

A minimum of 64 semester hours is required by the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Pharmacy. A student applying to a School of Pharmacy other than the University of Nebraska Medical Center should check with the school to ensure that other requirements are fulfilled. Competition to gain a place in pharmacy school is intense and cannot be guaranteed; students are expected to plan for a college major1.

Biological/Chemical Science
Select 1 of the following:4
General Biology
Biology I
Biology II
BIOL 225
BIOL 226
Anatomy and Physiology
and Anatomy and Physiology
8
CHEM 160
160L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 161
161L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 351
351L
Biochemistry
and Biochemistry Lab
4
CHEM 360
360L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
CHEM 361
361L
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
5
PHYS 205
205L
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
5
Select 1 of the following options:4-5
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
or
General Physics II
and Physics Laboratory II
Oral and Written Communication
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
ENG 102Academic Writing and Research3
SPCH 100Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
Analytical Science
MATH 115Calculus I with Analytic Geometry5
Select one of the following:3-4
BioStatistics
Behavioral Statistics
Elementary Statistics
General Education
Minimum 9 hours required with at least 6 hours coming from the following areas below. The remainder of hours can include non-required courses in the areas listed above. 9
Business Management, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Gerontology, History, Humanities, Literature, Logic, Management, Philosophy, Political Science
Total Credit Hours69-71

These requirements will fulfill the admission requirements at Creighton University School of Pharmacy. However, Microeconomics is also required by Creighton University and therefore, students should plan to take ECON 271 to cover that requirement. Students should consult the list of admissions requirements that are specific for Creighton.

Scores from the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) must also be submitted to most programs, including UNMC and Creighton.

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Students pursuing a program of study in pre-pharmacy are expected to choose a major so that they can be working towards a baccalaureate degree concurrently with the pre-pharmacy program. This requires a major/minor combination or a comprehensive major as well as completion of the UNK general studies requirements and other degree requirements as set forth in the college catalog. (Students who are accepted into pharmacy school prior to completing a baccalaureate degree at UNK may be eligible to receive a BS Degree in Applied Health Sciences if they have completed all General Studies requirements and have at least 85 semester credit hours completed in pre-pharm studies.)