All students in the PrePharmacy Program must declare a primary major.
|First Year||Second Year||Third Year|
|PHYS 103-104 (algebra-based)
or 203-204 (calc-based)
*Electives & Pharmacy School Selection: The courses listed above satisfy the courses required for admission by the great majority of Pharmacy schools and will provide a strong foundation for entrance exam preparation. Additional courses are recommended but not required, and depend on specific Pharmacy program prerequisites. Students should review information regarding the Pharmacy schools to which they intend to apply for further information regarded recommended electives.
*NOTE: For more information about becoming a pharmacist check out the AACP webpage.
*PrePharmacy Student Advising: Students in the PreHealth Professional Program should confer with advisors for their Primary Major and specific PreHealth Concentration, beginning at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta. PreHealth related questions should be directed to Ms. Tami LaPilusa, PreHealth Professions Program Coordinator at SUNY Oneonta. email: Tami.LaPilusa@oneonta.edu
Entrance Exams & Requirements for Pharmacy School
- Transfer to four year PharmD programs can be done as early as after the sophomore year; but is becoming more common to complete the B.S. degree before entering Pharmacy School.
- The PCAT is required for admission to PharmD programs.
- Application to pharmacy school is made through the centralized application PharmCAS
Albany College of Pharmacy (ACPHS) PharmD prerequisites
General Chemistry I & II General Biology I & II Organic Chemistry I & II Biology (200 level or higher) Physics I & II (a) (d) Microbiology (a) Statistics Calculus I 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.