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Prepharmacy Curriculum

Students enrolling in courses at HPU should follow the course plan listed on Table One below. Transfer students and students with a prior degree should refer to Table Two below.

Table One (Students at HPU):

Course NameCredit HoursSemester Suggested
Total Prepharmacy Hours =65(excluding Physics)
Physics (a)
English I (College Writing)4 hr.Year 1 Fall
*Chemistry I with Lab4 hr.Year 1 Fall
*Principles of Biology with Lab4 hr.Year 1 Fall
*Calculus (b)4 hr.Year 1 Fall
President's Seminar1 hr.Year 1 Fall
*Chemistry II with Lab4 hr.Year 1 Spring
*Human Anatomy with Lab4 hr.Year 1 Spring
First Year Seminar4 hr.Year 1 Spring
Human Communications4 hr.Year 1 Spring
Professional Writing4 hr.Year 2 Fall
*Organic Chemistry I with Lab4 hr.Year 2 Fall
*Human Physiology with Lab4 hr.Year 2 Fall
Humanities or Social Science4 hr.Year 2 Fall
*Organic Chemistry II with Lab4 hr.Year 2 Spring
*Microbiology with Lab4 hr.Year 2 Spring
Humanities or Social Science4 hr.Year 2 Spring
Humanities or Social Science4 hr.Year 2 Spring

*Denotes class considered core in the prepharmacy curriculum.
(a) Students are exempted from the Physics requirement if their high school transcript confirms a grade of “B” or higher in a one-credit Physics course.
(b) HPU Students who score below 600 on the math section of the SAT must complete a prerequisite math course.
##To meet prepharmacy course requirement, prerequisite courses must be completed within 8 years prior to the start of your pharmacy classes.
Download a worksheet to help plan your prepharmacy courses

 

Table Two (Transfer Students or Students with a Prior Degree):

Course NameMinimum Credit Hours
Total Prepharmacy Credit Hours =65
*Chemistry I with Lab4 hr.
*Chemistry II with Lab4 hr.
*Organic Chemistry I with Lab4 hr.
*Organic Chemistry II with Lab4 hr.
*General Biology with Lab4 hr.
*Human Physiology with Lab (a)4 hr.
*Microbiology with Lab4 hr.
*Calculus I (b)3 hr.
Physics (c)3 hr.
Communications (d)3 hr.
English I (College Writing) (e)3 hr.
English II (Professional Writing or similar) (e)3 hr.
Humanities or Social Science6 hr.
Elective courses (f)as needed to reach 65 credit hours

*Denotes class considered core in the prepharmacy curriculum.
(a) Although 4 hours of Physiology is required, 6-8 hours of Human Anatomy and Physiology are recommended. If one combined Anatomy & Physiology course is taken it should cover the whole body and include one hour of lab. Physiology courses in Biology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and other disciplines are accepted.
(b) Calculus for Life Sciences, Psychology, or Business will be accepted
(c) Students are exempted from the Physics requirement if their high school transcript confirms a grade of “B” or higher in a one-credit Physics course.
(d) Interpersonal or Human Communication is recommended.
(e) It is recommended that a total of 6 hours be taken in English Composition courses with one being a Professional Writing course. A 3-hour writing intensive Literature course may be accepted accepted in lieu of one of these courses.
(f) Elective courses are needed to reach the minimum requirement of 65 total hours. Recommended electives include Statistics, Economics, and courses from the Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and/or Humanities. No more than one credit-hour will be accepted from courses that focus predominantly on the improvement of skills, for example instruction in music performance.
##To meet prepharmacy course requirement, prerequisite courses must be completed within 8 years prior to the start of your pharmacy classes.
Download a worksheet to help plan your prepharmacy courses

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