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Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

Pre-pharmacy coursework has been developed to provide students with the necessary background and knowledge to be successful in the professional program. 

Below is a list of the coursework that must be completed in order to be eligible for the pharmacy program. Please note that although the total number of course hours listed as required for pharmacy eligibility is 67, there are additional courses that may be required due to their status as prerequisites for the courses listed here. Only pre-pharmacy coursework completed in the 10 years prior to application to the professional school will be accepted. 

Contact Dr. Laurel Sampognaro for information about acceptable coursework that will transfer from other institutions or other questions.  

If you are pursuing your pre-pharmacy courses at ULM, you can find a recommended course sequencing here.

   
Biology  
     Microbiology with lab 4
     Human or comparative anatomy with lab AND 7
     Human or mammalian physiology
     Cell biology or cell physiology 3
     Genetics 3
   
Business (Social Science)  
     Economics 3
   
Chemistry  
     Inorganic chemistry with lab 8
     Organic chemistry with lab 8
     Biochemistry 3
   
English  
     English Composition 6
   
Humanities  
     Public Speaking 3
   
Mathematics  
     Calculus 3
     Statistics 3
   
Physics  
     General physics with lab 4
   
Core  
     Humanities* 3
     Social Sciences* 3
     Fine Arts 3
   
Total 67
   

 

 *To meet the LA Board of Regent's core requirements, the following courses will comprise 6 of the 9 hours of Humanities:  Public Speaking, Introduction to Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice Law and Ethics I (both taken during first professional year of pharmacy school).  Students enrolled at ULM must take an English literature course for one Humanities to satisfy the University's core curriculum requirements.  Economics will satisfy 3 of the 6 hours of Social Sciences.

Students applying to enter in the Fall of 2019 will need the following prerequisite courses that are not included in the list above:  Human or mammalian physiology lab, Technical Writing, and 9 hours of Humanities in addition to Public Speaking.

Pre-Pharmacy Organization

ULM students with an interest in pharmacy are encouraged to join the Pre-Pharmacy Organization (PPO), which is a professional organization designed to give pre-pharmacy students the opportunity to learn more about the profession and the process required for admission to the ULM College of Pharmacy. Student members are given opportunities to meet other pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students. Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month at 5 pm in CNSB 100.

For more information contact President Tiona Harris, harrist@warhawks.ulm.edu or Faculty Advisor Jana Carlson, carlson@ulm.edu

Click here for the PPO Wingspan page.

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