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A minimum of 90 semester hours is required by the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Pharmacy. A student applying to a School of Pharmacy other than that at the University of Nebraska Medical Center should check with the school to ensure that other requirements are fulfilled. Competition to gain a place in pharmacy school is intense and cannot be guaranteed; students are expected to plan for a college major**.

  1. Biological/Chemical Science (59 hours required)
    • Take at least 4 hours of biology from:
    • Take all of the following:
      • BIOL 225, Anatomy and Physiology - 4 hours
      • BIOL 226, Anatomy and Physiology - 4 hours
      • BIOL 309***, Cellular Biology - 4 hours
      • BIOL 360, Genetics - 4 hours
      • BIOL 450, Molecular Biology - 3 hours
      • *** BIOL 309 is a required prerequisite for BIOL 360 but is not a UNMC requirement.
    • Take all of the following:
  2. Oral and Written Communication (9 hours required)
    • Take all of the following:
      • ENG 101, Introduction to Academic Writing - 3 hours
      • ENG 102GS, Academic Writing and Research - 3 hours
      • SPCH 100GS, Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3 hours
  3. Analytical Science (8 hours required)
  4. Administrative Science (6 hours required)
    • Take:
      • ACCT 250, Principles of Accounting I - 3 hours (Prereq: MATH 102GS or equivalent; sophomore standing)
    • Take 1 course from:
      • ECON 270GS, Principles of Economics, Macroeconomics - 3 hours
      • ECON 271GS, Principles of Economics, Microeconomics - 3 hours
  5. Behavioral and Social Science (6 hours required)
    • Take all of the following:
  6. General Education
    • Minimum 13 hours required with at least 6 hours coming from the following areas below. The remainder of hours can include non-required courses in the areas listed above.
      • Business Management, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Gerontology, History, Humanities, Literature, Logic, Management, Philosophy, Political Science

Strongly recommended:

These requirements will fulfill the admission requirements at Creighton University School of Pharmacy. However, students should consult the list of admissions requirements that are specific for Creighton.

Scores from the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) must also be submitted to most programs, including UNMC and Creighton.

**Students pursuing a program of study in pre-pharmacy are expected to choose a major so that they can be working towards a baccalaureate degree concurrently with the pre-pharmacy program. This requires a major/minor combination or a comprehensive major as well as completion of the UNK general studies requirements and other degree requirements as set forth in the college catalog. (Students who are accepted into pharmacy school prior to completing a baccalaureate degree at UNK may be eligible to receive a BS degree in Health Science if they have completed all General Studies requirements and have at least 90 semester hours completed in pre-pharm studies.)

5 May 2010