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[College of Arts and Sciences]

PREPHARMACY PROGRAM

Jeannie Thomley, Adviser
Office: 200 Clark Hall

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama offers a two-year program in prepharmacy. A student wanting to complete a degree in pharmacy in the minimum period of time should plan on transferring to a school of pharmacy no later than the summer following the sophomore year, and he or she should begin the transfer application process after the first year of undergraduate study. Some students, however, may apply for admission to a pharmacy program at a later stage, such as following the completion of an undergraduate degree, provided they have met appropriate admission requirements.

Registration in the freshman and sophomore years in the College of Arts and Sciences does not guarantee admission to the professional phase of a school of pharmacy. Enrollment in the professional phase is limited, and the student will be accepted in accord with his or her scholastic standing and aptitude for a career in pharmacy. Final selection of students is made by an admissions committee, and although there is no absolutely required grade point average, the accepted students in recent years have averaged approximately a 3.5 average on a 4.0 scale.

The state of Alabama has two schools of pharmacy, Auburn School of Pharmacy and McWhorter School of Pharmacy. The two schools require different courses for the two-year preprofessional phase; therefore, a University of Alabama prepharmacy student should observe the difference in the two curricula outlined below and ensure that all courses required for application and transfer to the school of choice have been completed.

Prepharmacy Curriculum for Students Interested in Applying to
Auburn School of Pharmacy
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
EN 101 or EN 103 3 EN 102 3
MATH 125 4 HY 101 3
CH 101 4 CH 102 4
BSC 114:115 4 Fine arts elective* 3
___ BSC 216 4
15 ___
17
 
SUMMER
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
CH 231 3 CH 232 and CH 237 5
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
CS 102 3 ST 260 3
BSC 215 4 EC 110 or SOC 101 3
PH 101 4 EN 227 3
PY 101 3 HY 102 3
EN 226 3 PHL 200 or PHL 204 3
___ __
17 15


*Choose from ARH 252, ARH 253, TH 114, and MUS 121.

Prepharmacy Curriculum for Students Interested in Applying to
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
EN 101 or EN 103 3 EN 102 3
MATH 115 3 MATH 125 4
BSC 215 4 BSC 216 4
CH 101 4 CH 102 4
Physical education activity 1 COM 123 3
___ ___
15 18
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
EN 225, EN 226, or EN 227 3 CH 232 and CH 237 5
CH 231 3 HY 101 or HY 102 3
AC 210 4 Electives* 9
Elective* 3 ___
HPL 101 1 17
___
14


*Electives must be chosen from sociology, psychology, political science (American government), English literature, geography, economics, history (Western or American civilization), philosophy, and foreign language.

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