The pre-pharmacy track consists of a group of courses that are required for admission to a Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students cannot transfer as pre-pharmacy majors, but they can major in any program and attend any other accredited university and still be taking courses towards fulfilling those requirements. Many students choose to follow a science major because the prerequisites are usually part of the science major, however, this is not required. The requirements listed below are for those universities that offer the Pharmacy program in California.

UC San Francisco
ENGL 101, 102 or 104
CHEM 101, 102
CHEM 105, 106
MATH 103, 104
PHYS 101, 102 or 105, 106
BIOL 101, 102, 121

18 semester units of Humanities/Social Science must include the following three courses:
SPCH 101 or 102 or 104
ECON 101 or 102

A course in one of the following areas:
ANTHRO 102
PSYCH 101
SOC 101

UC San Diego
UCSD Admission Requirements

The UCSD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has the same pre-requisite course requirements as the UCSF School of Pharmacy except we do not require a course in Mammalian Physiology.

Western University of Health Science
Admission Requirements

College English (1 semester)
English Composition (1 semester)
Speech Communication (1 semester)
Human Anatomy with Lab (1 semester)
Human Physiology with Lab (1 semester)
Microbiology with Lab
medical Microbiology is preferred (1 semester)
General Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
Biochemistry (2 semesters)
Calculus (1 semester)
Electives must be met from a 1 semester course from two (2) of three (3) of the following areas:

  • Public Speaking/Debate
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics

Approved GCC courses
Anatomy - BIOL 120
Biochemistry - BIOL 103
Calculus - MATH 103, 104, 105
English - ENGL 101, 102, 104
General Chemistry - CHEM 101 and 102
Microbiology - BIOL 112
Organic Chemistry - CHEM 105 & 106
Physiology - BIOL 121
Speech - SPEECH 101

University of Southern California
Admission Requirements

MATH 103, 136
CHEM 101, 102
CHEM 105, 106
BIOL 101, 102 112, 120
ENGL*** 101 and 102 or 104
SPCH*** 101 or 100
PSYCH 101or SOC 101
ECON 101
PHYS** 105 and 106 or 101 and 102

A bachelor's degree and the above pre-pharmacy courses are required. 
**For Physics, only one semester or two quarters with labs are required. It is recommended that physics courses include thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
*** English composition and communications courses are only required for applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. university.
****For the 2013 application, either Human Anatomy or Mammalian Physiology is acceptable.

University of the Pacific
School of Pharmacy
Admission Requirements

MATH 103 or 112
PHYS 101 or 105
CHEM 101 and 102
CHEM 105 and 106
BIOL 101, 102, 112
ENGL 101 and 102 or 104
SPCH 101 or 102 - Online course NOT acceptable
ECON 102
PSYCH 101

General Education requirements
Students who have not completed a Bachelor's degree must complete these categories

IC Global Studies (one course)
ANTHR 102, 102H, 104, 105; ARMEN 103, 104, 125, 126, 127; CHIN 103, 104; ETHN 101, 164; FREN 103, 104; GEOG 102, 103, 105, 106; GERM 103, 104; HEIR 101, 102; HIST 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 113, 119, 120, 121, 131, 132; HUM 106, 111, 115; ITAL 103, 104, 130; JAPN 103, 104; MUSIC 127; PHIL 113, 114, 122; POLSC 102, 103, 103H, 110, 111; SOCSC 124; SPAN 103, 104, 124, 124H, 125, 126; SPCH 108

IIB Worldviews and Ethics (one course)
ENGL 128; HIST 101, 102, 133, 136; HUM 101, 102, 105, 105H, 110, 135; PHIL 101, 116, 119, 120, 121; SOCSC 186

IIC Visual and Performing Arts (one course)
ART 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 116, 118, 119, 120, 121, 125, 130, 144, 150, 151, 152, 160, 164, 166, 170, 172, 180, 186, 199; DANCE 100, 102, 107; ENGL 117; HUM 117, 120; MEDIA 110; MUSIC 101, 102, 107, 120, 121, 125, 126, 128; PHOTO 101, 103, 104; T ART 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 107

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