Pre-Pharmacy

If you are planning to apply to the UK College of Pharmacy PharmD Professional Program, beginning in Exploratory Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences will allow you to complete your required course pre-requisites prior to application to the program. For detailed instructions on how to apply to the PharmD program, please visit here.

Required Courses

Students who plan to enter the UK College of Pharmacy PharmD Professional Program must complete a minimum of 70 semester credit hours of Pre-Pharmacy coursework. The program prerequisites, a list of required subjects, and Pre-Pharmacy advising information can be found on the UK College of Pharmacy’s Pre-Pharmacy Information page.

First-Year Schedule

The following are example first-year schedules for A&S exploratory students completing the pre-pharmacy requirements on full-time status. Your courses may be slightly different, based on placement testing and courses you've already taken through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement (AP).

Option 1: 3-year plan with College Algebra & Elementary Calculus

Fall Semester 15 Credit Hours Spring Semester 15 Credit Hours

CHE 105: General College Chemistry I

CHE 111: General College Chemistry I Lab

MA 109: College Algebra

UK 101: Academic Orientation

UK Core Social Sciences

WRD 110: Composition & Communication I

4


1


4

1

3

3

CHE 107: General College Chemistry II

CHE 113: General College Chemistry II Lab

MA 123: Elementary Calculus

UK Core Global Dynamics

WRD 111: Composition & Communication II

3

2


4

3

3

Option 2: 3-year plan with Calculus I

Fall Semester 16 Credit Hours Spring Semester 14 Credit Hours

CHE 105: General College Chemistry I

CHE 111: General College Chemistry I Lab

MA 113: Calculus I

UK 101: Academic Orientation

UK Core Social Sciences

WRD 110: Composition & Communication I

4


1


4

1

3

3

CHE 107: General College Chemistry II

CHE 113: General College Chemistry II Lab

STA 296: Statistical Methods & Motivations

UK Core Global Dynamics

WRD 111: Composition & Communication II

3

2


4


3

3

Option 3: 2-year plan

Fall Semester 17 Credit Hours Spring Semester 17 Credit Hours

BIO 148: Introductory Biology I

BIO 155: Introductory Biology Lab

CHE 105: General College Chemistry I

CHE 111: General College Chemistry I Lab

MA 113: Calculus I

UK 101: Academic Orientation

UK Core Social Sciences

3

1

4


1


4

1

3

CHE 107: General College Chemistry II

CHE 113: General College Chemistry II Lab

ANA 209: Principles of Human Anatomy

UK Core Global Dynamics

UK Core Humanities

WRD 111: Composition & Communication II

3

2


3

3

3

3