Below are listed the most common pre-requisites for pharmacy schools and the Bradley courses which will satisfy them. (A bachelor’s degree is highly recommended, but not required by all programs.)  Be aware that each pharmacy school may establish their own specific pre-requisites which may vary from this list, so it is your responsibility to carefully research the admission requirements for schools to which you plan to apply. Pre-requisite courses may be taken as part of a Bradley major, minor, Bradley Core or free electives. Work with your academic advisor and Dr. Bennett to plan the best timing and sequence for completing pre-requisites for pharmacy schools.  All science courses should be taken with labs unless otherwise noted. 

See PSAR (Pharmacy School Admissions Requirements) or PharmCAS Directory for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151: Molecules to Cells and BIO: 152 Lab
    or BIO 111: Introduction to Cell Biology and BIO 113: Lab
  • BIO 251: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity and BIO: 252 Lab
    or BIO 112: Introduction to Ecology & Evolution and BIO: 114 Lab
  • BIO 230: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 231: Lab
    or BMS 465: Medical Physiology
  • BIO 232: Human Anatomy & Physiology II and BIO 233: Lab
    or BMS 466: Human Anatomy
  • CHM 110: General Chemistry I and CHM 111: Lab
  • CHM 116: General Chemistry II and CHM 117: Lab
  • CHM 252: Organic Chemistry I and CHM 253: Lab
  • CHM 256: Organic Chemistry II and CHM 257: Lab
  • COM 103: The Oral Communication Process
  • ECO 100: Introduction to Economics
    or ECO 221: Principles of Microeconomics
    or ECO 222: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ENG 101: English Composition and one additional ENG course
  • Math & Statistics
    • 1 semester of Math:
      • MTH 115: Brief Calculus w/Applications I
      • MTH 116: Brief Calculus w/Applications II
      • MTH 121: Calculus I
      • MTH 122: Calculus II
    • 1 semester of Statistics:
      • MTH 111: Elementary Statistics
      • BIO 260: Biological Statistics I and BIO 261: Biological Statistics II
      • PSY 205: Quantitative Methods
      • KHS 310: Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences
  • PHY 107: General Physics I
    or PHY 110: University Physics I
  • PHY 108: General Physics II
    or PHY 201: University Physics II
  • PSY 101: Principles of Psychology

University of Illinois College of Pharmacy also requires

  • CHM 360: Biochemistry (CHM 361: Biochemistry Laboratory optional)
  • BIO 406: General Microbiology
    or BIO 202: Microbiology and Immunology