Feik School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Programs Offered

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 Philosophy

3.0

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 each category

Admission Requirements

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 scholastic probation may no longer continue 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.