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    Pharmacy, Preprofessional

    Course requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy include the preprofessional curriculum and four years of professional preparation. 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 Major

    • 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
    • Additional Information

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan


    All Doctor of Pharmacy students complete required courses and elective requirements of 63-66 credits in the preprofessional program and 146 total credits in the professional curriculum.

    Critical Tracking

    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

    • Complete CHM 2045/2045L

    Semester 2

    • Complete 3 additional courses of the remaining 10 critical-tracking courses, including labs: APK 2100C or ZOO 3713C, APK 2105C or PCB 4723C, BSC 2010/2010L, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2210, CHM 2211/2211L, CHM 2046/2046L, MAC 2311, MCB 3020, STA 2023
    • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred for all science courses

    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.

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    Model Semester Plan

    Students are required to complete IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H) 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.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    State Core GE-C; WR
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy with Laboratory or
    ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 3
    GE-C; WR
    Social and Behavioral Sciences ♦♦
    State Core GE-S and D; WR
    Social and Behavioral Sciences ♦♦
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics recommended; GE-S
    Total 16-17
    Semester 4 Credits
    APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory, 4 credits, or
    PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals, 5 credits
    CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
    MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms
    Can be taken in the summer semester
    State Core GE-H, N; WR; can be taken in prior spring semester
    Total 15-16
    Summer Credits
    BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry, 4 credits, or
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3 credits

    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).

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majors: pharmacy-preprofessional