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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog


Pharmacy - Preprofessional
College: Pharmacy
Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy (after completion of professional courses)
Hours for the Degree: 72 in the preprofessional curriculum; 146 in professional curriculum
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

Course requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy include the preprofessional curriculum and four years of professional preparation. Courses and clerkships in the professional curricula are revised periodically to meet pharmacy education standards. Current information on the curriculum can be obtained from the Office for Student Affairs in the College of Pharmacy.

All Doctor of Pharmacy students complete required courses and elective requirements (146 total credits for the professional curriculum and 69-72 credits in the preprofessional program).

Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • Complete CHM 1025 or CHM 2045/2045L

Semester 2:

  • Complete 3 additional courses of the 11 critical-tracking courses, including labs: CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, MAC 2311, BSC 2010/2010L,
    BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2210, CHM 2211/2211L, PHY 2053/2053L,
    PHY 2054/2054L, APK 2100C and APK 2105C
  • 3.0 GPA on all math and science courses for semesters 2-5

Semester 3:

  • Complete 4 additional courses of the 11 critical-tracking courses, including labs (2 of the 7 courses must be CHM 2210 and APK 2100C or ZOO 3713C)

Semester 4:

  • Complete all 11 critical-tracking courses, including labs
  • Satisfactory score on the PCAT test
  • Complete Campus Site Selection Form, Personal Profile Questions, Letters of Recommendation, PharmCAS application and UF application by February 1
  • Approval by college admission committee

The semester one label below may not be the first semester at the university. Semester one refers to the first semester of preprofessional science and mathematics courses. Students who already have satisfied the criteria for a particular semester will be assigned an appropriate semester to begin the tracking program. Critical-tracking courses should be completed in the semester indicated. Preprofessional courses are followed by an asterisk (*).

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Recommended semester plan

Semester 1Credits
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE-P) or
CHM 1025 Introduction to Chemistry (2) *
BSC 2010 and 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE-B) *4
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Trigonometry4
Total 13-15
Semester 2Credits
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE-P) or
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE-P) *
BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE-B) *4
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 * 4
Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 15
Summer Credits
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (recommended, not required)
(both GE-S)
Humanities (GE-H)3
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 and Laboratory (alternative path only)4
Total 10
Semester 3Credits
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 *3
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy or
ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy *
PHY 2053 and 2053L Physics 1 (4) and Laboratory (1) (GE-P)5
SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking *3
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 (3) and Laboratory (2) *5
APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology with Laboratory (4) or
PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals (5) *
PHY 2054 and 2054L Physics 2 (4) and Laboratory (1) (GE-P) *5
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 17-18
Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 3