Courses in the Major
Students must consult SUNY Oneonta's current undergraduate catalog descriptions of courses regarding course prerequisites and time of year when offered in order to plan properly in advance.
PrePharmacy Concentration (with suggested year)*
Requirements for Pharmacy School
|General Chemistry I & II||General Biology I & II|
|Organic Chemistry I & II||Biology (200 level or higher)|
|Physics I & II (a) (d)||Microbiology (a)|
|General Psychology||Humanities (b) (9 semester hours)|
|Public Speaking||Electives (c) (9 semester hours)|
No credit will be accepted for grades lower than "C" (C- is not acceptable) or for physical education courses. ACPHS reserves the right to refuse the transfer of any previously earned college credits.
(a) Science courses must be those required by science majors and include labs.
(b) Humanities credits can be taken from English literature, composition, U.S. history, Western Civilization, or cross-disciplinary humanities courses.
(c) At least 6 of the 9 semester hours must be liberal arts credits. Liberal arts electives include art, music, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, foreign language, political science, economics and English.
(d) Physics can be calc- or algrbra-based.
Students can apply to any Pharmacy program in which they meet the minimum requirements. The coursework listed above is designed to satisfy SUNY Oneonta's PrePharmacy concentrations and requirements for admission at most Pharmacy graduate schools, but not necessarily all schools. Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for schools in which they intend to apply.
It is essential that students in the PreHealth Professional program confer regularly with advisors for these concentrations, beginning at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta, with questions directed to Ms. Tami LaPilusa, Coordinator of the PreHealth Professions Program SUNY Oneonta.