FEIK SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
PRE – PHARMACY PROGRAM
The pre-pharmacy curriculum is a rigorous two-year program designed to
prepare students for admission to the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program. It includes a liberal arts core of social sciences and the arts, combined with courses in math and the biological, physical and chemical sciences. While satisfying the
general college core requirements, the curriculum also equips the student with the intellectual and scientific base essential to academic success in a challenging professional program. The student-friendly atmosphere at UIW includes a variety of
athletic, social, musical, dramatic, and religious activities, creating a culturally rich learning environment in which to pursue pre-pharmacy studies.
Coursework (Pre-pharmacy core curriculum) minimum 71 semester hours:
First Pre-Professional Year
Fall – 17 semester hours
CHEM 1301 / 1101 Chemical Principles I and laboratory 4.0
MATH 1311 Precalculus 3.0
BIOL 1402 Unity of Life (Biology) 4.0
ENGL 1311 Composition I 3.0
DWHP 3200 Dimensions of Wellness 2.0
PEHP Physical Education 1.0*
Spring – 18 semester hours
CHEM 1302 /1102 Chemical Principles II and laboratory 4.0
MATH 2312 Calculus I 3.0
BIOL 2474 Introductory Microbiology and laboratory 4.0
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy3.0
ENGL 1312 Composition II 3.0
PHAR 1105 Professional (Applied) Development
Skills (PADS I) 1.0
Second Pre Professional Year
Fall – 19 semester hours
CHEM 2311 /2111 Organic Chemistry I and laboratory 4.0
PHYS 2305 /2105 Physics I and laboratory 4.0
BIOL 2431 Human Physiology for Pharmacy Studies 4.0
ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies 3.0
PHAR 2105 Professional (Applied) Development
Skills (PADS II) 1.0
ARTS, MUSI, ARTH, THAR Fine Arts 3.0*
Spring - 17 semester hours
CHEM 2312 /2112 Organic Chemistry II and laboratory 4.0
MATH 2303 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3.0
PHAR 2110 Professional (Applied) Development
Skills (PADS III) 1.0
SOCI, PSYC, POLS, Social Science 3.0*
RELS Religion 3.0*
HIST History 3.0*
* Required coursework, may choose one course from within a
Successful applicants to the pre-pharmacy sequence must meet all admission criteria of the UIW including: GPA, high school course difficulty, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, extracurricular activities (including work experience), and letters of recommendation.
To be admitted to the pre-pharmacy sequence, the applicant must interview with an admissions counselor and the pre-pharmacy coordinator for appropriate academic advisement and placement. Students with excellent grades in appropriate high school and / or post- secondary math and science courses will be placed in the pre-pharmacy cohort. The number of seats in each pre-pharmacy cohort is limited. Students who have not completed higher levels of math and science will be placed in college level math and science and reevaluated at the end of the first semester of study.
Full time students who earn a semester GPA of less than 2.0 in any 12-semester hours or more will be placed on scholastic probation. A cumulative GPA below 2.0 will also be considered as a basis for probationary status. Although attendance at the UNiversity is not precluded, students on scholoastic probation may no longer contunue as a pre-pharmacy major.
* Promotion and Retention:
The completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum does not lead to a degree. Completion of the pre-pharmacy sequence satisfies the educational requirements for application to most pharmacy schools in the United States and Canada. Admission to the UIW professional program in pharmacy is not promised or guaranteed. The student completing the curriculum will have at least 71 hours of core education and science courses that are applicable to a variety of degree paths in the physical and social sciences.
Minimum Requirements for Application to the Pharm. D. program:
Overall minimum GPA of 2.5; 2.5 GPA in science and math courses; Grades of C or better in core science and math courses. (C-minus is not accepted).
PHARMACY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION TEST (PCAT) Register for UIW school of Pharmacy site #99 must be taken by January of entry year for professional school.
Completion of 80 hours of pharmacy related experience at approved sites prior to matriculation.