Cooperative Pharmacy Program
September 24, 2016

Pre-Pharmacy Course Requirements (Pharmacy Pre-Requisites)

The following is an overview of the pharmacy pre-requisites for students enrolled in the CPP. The course titles listed are specific to UTPA. Individual degree plans will be developed for admitted students.

    Natural Sciences - 36 hours
  • BIOL 1401 General Biology or BIOL 1487 Honors Biology
  • BIOL 1402 General Biology or BIOL 1488 Honors Biology
  • BIOL 3401 Microbiology
  • BIOL 3413 Genetics
  • CHEM 1301 General Chemistry I and CHEM 1101 General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHEM 1302 General Chemistry II and CHEM 1102 General Chemistry Lab II
  • CHEM 2302 Organic I and CHEM 2102 Lab
  • CHEM 2303 Organic II and CHEM 2103 Lab
  • PHYS 1401 General
    Mathematics - 7 hours
  • MATH 1460 Calculus I or MATH 1487 Honors Calculus I
  • MATH 2330 Survey of Elementary Statistics or MATH 3337 Applied Statistics I
    English - 9 hours
  • ENG 1301 Composition or ENG 1387 Honors Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENG 1302 Rhetoric or ENG 1388 Honors Rhetoric and Literature
  • ENG 2300 Introduction to Literature or
  • ENG 2303 Introduction to American Literature or
  • ENG 2305 Introduction to British Literature or
  • ENG 2307 Introduction to World Literature or
  • ENG 2387 Honors Readings in World Literature or ENG 2388 Honors Readings in World Literature
    Political Sciences - 6 hours
  • POLS 2313 United States and Texas Government and Politics or POLS 2387 Honors United States and Texas Government and Politics
  • POLS 2314 United States and Texas Government and Politics or POLS 2388 Honors United States and Texas Government and Politics
    History - 6 hours
  • HIST 2313 American Heritage I or HIST 2387 Honors American Heritage I
  • HIST 2314 American Heritage II or HIST 2388 Honors American Heritage II
    Other Requirments
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 hours
  • Arts and Humanities 3 hours
  • Philosophy 3 hours
  • Computer Information Systems 2 hours
  • Global Cultures 3 hours
    Additional Coursework
  • UNIV 1301 Learning Frameworks (if required)

More information about The University of Texas at Austin's Required Core Curriculum

Participation in the CPP requires the completion of a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours per semester. For some students (e.g. those with dual or AP credit) this may necessitate the completion of coursework beyond the pharmacy pre-requisites. 

The PharmD degree will be bestowed by UT Austin.  All students who will be earning the PharmD as their first degree must complete the UT Austin core curriculum requirements. All students are encouraged to review the UT Austin policies and procedures for transferring core curriculum credit.  
Since admissions to the UT Austin COP is conditional on the attainment of all MOA requirements, and the UT COP interview, all students are encouraged to consider pharmacy pre-requisites required by the other Texas pharmacy programs. The Pharmacy Web Links tab to the left provides links to all of the schools/colleges of pharmacy in the state of Texas.
All pre-pharmacy students are encouraged to complete a sufficient amount of coursework so that they feel academically prepared to successfully matriculate into any pharmacy program. For some students completion of only the pharmacy pre-requisites will be sufficient. Other students may feel more comfortable completing additional courses or a Bachelor of Science degree prior to matriculating into a pharmacy program. 
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