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
Take all of the following:
BIOL 106Biology II4
BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
CHEM 160
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 161
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 360
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 361
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Take one of the following:4-5
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
Analytical Science
MATH 115Calculus I with Analytic Geometry5
Select one of the following:3
Behavioral Statistics
Elementary Statistics
General Education
Minimum 21 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 (Biological/Chemical Science and/or Analytical Science). 21
Business Management, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Gerontology, History, Humanities, Literature, Logic, Management, Philosophy, Political Science
Total Credit Hours63-64

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 as they have additional requirements.

Scores from the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) are not required by UNMC or Creighton, but may be required at other pharmacy programs.


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.)