Information about prerequisite requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is provided below.

Prerequisite Requirements

The School of Pharmacy requires sixty-five (65) credits of prerequisite coursework prior to matriculation in the Fall. Courses can be in progress while applying.

  • Credits are accepted from any accredited community college or universities.
  • Prerequisites must have a minimum grade of C-
    • Pass/Fail for the Spring 2020 semester will be accepted.
    • Online credits accepted.
  • Recent science courses should be within five (5) years of applying.

Prerequisite Changes for Fall 2021:

  • Biology credit hours to 8 (two (2) courses with labs).
  • Decrease in physics credit hours to 4.
  • Economics courses can be macro or micro.

International Applicants

  • International credits can be counted towards our prerequisite credits. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service and submitted to PharmCAS.
  • International applicants must complete at least one semester of coursework (12 credits) at an accredited institution in the U.S.
  • Review our international applicant webpage for more details.

Download a printer-friendly version of the prerequisite courses chart shown below here.

CourseCredit Hours
English Composition 3
Calculus 3
Statistics 3
Biology (with Lab) 8
Microbiology (with Lab) 4
General Chemistry (with Lab) 8
Organic Chemistry (with Lab) 8
Physics (with Lab) 4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 6
Humanities and Social Science 12
Speech, Communications, or Public Speaking 3
Economics 3
Total 65

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy reserves the right to make changes in requirements for admission, curriculum, standards for advancement and graduation, fees, and rules and regulations.

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