Prerequisite Courses for PharmCAS

Prerequisite courses may be completed at another accredited college or university or at UB. Non-UB courses must be articulated through UB’s Course Equivalency Guide. Candidates must complete all prerequisites by the end of the summer session prior to fall admission.

UB students must also complete the UB Curriculum prior to fall matriculation in the (P1) first professional year of the PharmD program. PharmCAS candidates attending other undergraduate institutions should adhere to any General Education requirements of their home campus.

Course Title

UB Prefix

UB Credit Hours

Notes

General Chemistry I with Laboratory

CHE 101 or CHE 105

5

  • AP Chemistry Accepted (when a lab is completed): Score 4-5
  • Must be the same course required for Chemistry majors.

General Chemistry II with Laboratory

CHE 102 or CHE 106

5

Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory

CHE 201 or CHE 251

5

  • Must be the same course required for Chemistry majors.

Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory

CHE 202 or CHE 252

5

Introductory Biology I with Laboratory

BIO 200

5

  • AP Biology Accepted:
    • Score 4-5 to satisfy BIO I
    • Score 5 to satisfy BIO IIAP Biology II: 5
  • If General Biology is not offered at your college or university, you may take Botany, Zoology, Cell Biology, or Genetics.
  • Must be the same courses required for Biology majors.

Introductory Biology II with Laboratory

BIO 201

4

Microbiology

MIC 401 or MIC 301

3

  • Lab optional

Biochemistry

BCH 403

4

 

Anatomy

ANA 113

4

  • If Anatomy and Physiology I AND II were completed at a community or 2 year college, complete the highest level of Human and/or Mammalian Physiology offered at a local 4 year college or university.
  • If your college or university offers a Human and/or Mammalian Physiology sequence, you must complete the sequence.

Physiology I

PGY 451

3

  • UB students must take this at UB.
  • Complete the highest level of Human and/or Mammalian Physiology offered at your college or university.
  • If Anatomy and Physiology I AND II were completed at a community or 2 year college, complete the highest level of Human and/or Mammalian Physiology offered at a local 4 year college or university.
  • If your college or university offers a Human and/or Mammalian Physiology sequence, you must complete the sequence.

Physiology II

PGY 452

3

Physics I

PHY 101 or PHY 107

4


  • AP Physics Accepted:
    • Physics B exam: Score 3-5
    • Physics 1 exam: Score 3-5
    • Mech Physics C exam: Score 4-5

Calculus I

MTH 121 or MTH 141

4

  • AP Calculus Accepted:
    • AB exam (or AB exam sub score): Score 4-5

Calculus II

MTH 122 or MTH 142

4

  • AP Calculus Accepted:
    • BC exam: Score 4-5

Statistics

STA 119 or PSY 207

4

  • AP Statistics Accepted: Score 4-5

Social Behavioral Science

APY, CDS, COM, ECO, GEO, LIN, PSC, PSY, SSC, or SOC

3

English Composition I

ENG 101 or ENG 102

3

  • Both English courses are waived if entering with a bachelor’s degree or higher. English Composition must be completed in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, or New Zealand and approved by UB.  
  • Note for UB students: ENG 101 and ENG 201 or ENG 102 and Humanities is based on placement

English Composition II

ENG 201 or Humanities

3