University of Mississippi
School of Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy (Pre-Professional) Degree Program

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

Courses listed in parentheses are the courses required for University of Mississippi Pre-pharmacy students. Numbers in brackets refer to appropriate courses offered at Mississippi community colleges. Please reference the transfer equivalency website for course equivalencies for third year courses offered at other 4-year colleges in Mississippi.

First Year Pre-Pharmacy

First Semester

Hours

Writing I (WRIT 100 or 101) [1113]
Gen. Chemistry I (CHEM 105, 115) [1211 plus 1213, or 1214]
Statistics (MATH 115) [MATH 2323]
Biology I+ (BISC 160, 161) [1131 plus 1133, or 1134]
Electives* (nonprofessional)
TOTAL

3
4
3
4
3
17

Second Semester

Hours

Writing II (WRIT 102 or LIBA 102) [1123]
Gen. Chemistry II (CHEM 106, 116) [1221 plus 1223, or 1224]
Biology II+(BIOL 162, 163) [1141 plus 1143, or 1144]
Calculus (MATH 261) [1613]
Electives* (nonprofessional)
TOTAL

3
4
4
3
3
17

With the exceptions of the UM prerequisite relationships of organic chemistry and biochemistry and cell biology and physiology, the sequence of enrolling in the second and third year courses will be determined by course availability or prerequisite relationships on home campus.

* The 15 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 9 hours of humanities and fine arts as defined by The University of Mississippi, with a minimum of 3 hours in each of these two general areas. Performance course credits are acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credit (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.).

+ A two-semester laboratory sequence required of either biology majors or of pre-med students at the institution of residence is required. The sequence must be completed at the same institution.

 

Second Year Pre-Pharmacy

First Semester

Hours

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 221, 225) [2421 plus 2423, or 2424]
Microeconomics (ECON 202) [2123]
Physics I (PHYS 213, 223) [2411 plus 2413, or 2414]
Speech (SPCH 102 or 105) [1113 or 2163]
Electives* (nonprofessional)
TOTAL

4
3
4
3
3
3
17

Second Semester

Hours

Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 222, 226) [2431 plus 2433, or 2434]
Physics II (PHYS 214, 224 )[2421 plus 2423, or 2424]
Genetics (BISC 336)
Electives* (nonprofessional)
TOTAL

4
4
4
3
15

* The 15 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 9 hours of humanities and fine arts as defined by The University of Mississippi, with a minimum of 3 hours in each of these two general areas. Performance course credits are acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credit (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.).

 

 

Third Year Pre-Pharmacy

First Semester

Hours

Biochemistry (PHCL 343)
Medical Microbiology/ Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases (PHCG 321)
Immunology (PHCL 346)
Electives* (nonprofessional)
TOTAL

3
3
3
3
12

Second Semester

Hours

Bioethics/ Biomedical Ethics (PHAD 395 or PHIL 328)
Cell and Molecular Biology (BISC 440 or BISC 372)
Human Physiology (PHCL 344)
Electives* (nonprofessional)
TOTAL

3
4
4
3
14

* The 15 hours of nonprofessional electives must include 6 hours of social or behavioral sciences and 9 hours of humanities and fine arts as defined by The University of Mississippi, with a minimum of 3 hours in each of these two general areas. Performance course credits are acceptable. Correspondence courses are accepted as elective credit (humanities, fine arts, social science, behavioral science, etc.).