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A minimum of 64 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 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
    • Take 1 of the following:
    • Take both of the following:
      • BIOL 225, Anatomy and Physiology - 4 hours
      • BIOL 226, Anatomy and Physiology - 4 hours
    • Take all of the following:
    • Take 1 of the following options:
    • Take:
      • CHEM 301, Analytical Chemistry - 3 hours
      • CHEM 301L, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory - 1 hour
    • OR take:
  2. Oral and Written Communication
    • 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
    • Take:
      • MATH 115, Calculus I with Analytic Geometry - 5 hours (Prereq: MATH 103GS OR Math ACT score of 23 or greater and 4 years of high school mathematics including 2 years of algebra and 1 year of geometry and a senior level pre-calculus course)
    • Take 1 course from:
  4. General Education
    • Minimum 9 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

These requirements will fulfill the admission requirements at Creighton University School of Pharmacy. However, Microeconomics is also required by Creighton University and therefore, students should plan to take ECON 271GS to cover that requirement. 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 85 semester hours completed in pre-pharm studies.)

23 Apr 2015