Pharmacy | Preprofessional


Course requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy include two years of the preprofessional curriculum (63-66 credits) and four years of professional preparation (146 credits). Courses in the professional curricula are revised periodically to meet pharmacy education standards. Current information on the curriculum can be obtained from the Office for Student Affairs in the College of Pharmacy.

About this Program

  • College: Pharmacy
  • Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy | After completion of professional courses
  • Credits for Degree: 63-66 in the preprofessional curriculum | 146 in the professional curriculum

The College of Pharmacy does not award undergraduate degrees. To obtain a bachelor’s degree, students must declare a major in an undergraduate degree awarding college and complete all university, college, and major requirements.

Department Information

Ranked by US News & World Report as the No. 1 pharmacy college in Florida and in the Top 10 nationally, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has been developing future leaders in pharmacy practice and science for nearly a century.


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All students interested in completing the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree must complete all required preprofessional courses and electives (63-66 credits) along with 146 total credits in the professional curriculum. Application and acceptance into Pharmacy school is required to start the professional curriculum. Please visit the UF PharmD Office of Admissions webpage for the steps to apply.  
More Info | Admissions website

Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • Complete 4 additional courses of the remaining 10 critical-tracking courses, including labs (2 of the courses must be CHM 2210, and APK 2100C or ZOO 3713C)
  • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred for all science courses

Semester 4

  • Complete all 11 critical-tracking courses, including labs
  • Satisfactory score on the PCAT test
  • Complete the personal profile essay/campus preference form, letters of recommendation, PharmCAS application and the UF application by February 1
  • Approval of college admission committee
  • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred for all science courses

Semester 5

  • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred for all science courses

Semester one below may not be the first semester at the university. Semester one refers to the first semester of preprofessional science and mathematics courses. Students who already have satisfied the criteria for a particular semester will be assigned a semester to begin the tracking program.

Critical-tracking courses should be completed in the semester indicated.

Students are required to complete a Quest 1 course in semester 1 or 2. Students admitted to pharmacy school must complete BCH 4024 before enrollment.

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
BSC 2010
Integrated Principles of Biology 1
and Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Biological Sciences) 1
CHM 2045
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Biological and Physical Sciences) 1
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Mathematics) 1 4
State Core Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
Semester Two
BSC 2011
Integrated Principles of Biology 2
and Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Biological Sciences) 1
CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1 3
CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Physical Sciences) 1
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Mathematics) 1 3
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
Semester Three
Anatomy 4
Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory (Critical Tracking) 1
or Functional Vertebrate Anatomy
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 (Critical Tracking) 1 3
Gen Ed Composition; Writing Requirement 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences and Diversity; Writing Requirement 2 3
Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 3-4
Principles of Macroeconomics (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)
or Principles of Microeconomics
Semester Four
Physiology 4-5
Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory (Critical Tracking) 1
or Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2 (Critical Tracking) 3
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Critical Tracking) 1 2
MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms (Critical Tracking; can be taken in the summer semester) 1 3
State Core Gen Ed Humanities with International; Writing Requirement 3 3
Summer After Semester Four
Select one: 3-4
Fundamentals of Biochemistry 1
Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 Total Credits63-66

Preprofessional courses. 


Students are also expected to complete the General Education International (GE-N) and Diversity (GE-D) requirements concurrently with another Gen Ed requirement (typically, GE-H or S). 


Can be taken in prior Spring semester.