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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Degree

Pharmacists dispense medications prescribed by physicians, dentists, and other authorized medical practitioners. They have knowledge of the use, composition, therapeutic and adverse effects of medications. They review patient medications for interactions with other drugs, food, and diseases to help ensure optimal medication regimens with minimal complications or side effects.



Timeline for pharmacy school applicants. This timeline is subject to change based on students’ competitiveness and readiness to apply.

pharmacy school application timeline

Pre-requisite Coursework

Before applying to a pharmacy programs, schools will expect you to establish academic readiness through undergraduate coursework. Veterinarian schools have specific coursework that is required for admission.

Research the requirements of the schools where you plan to apply as course requirements will and can vary from school to school. You can consult the individual Pharmacy school websites for information on admission requirements.

Common Coursework Requirements for Texas Pharmacy Programs

The below science and math courses are common among each individual Pharmacy program; students should check individual websites for additional course pre-requisite requirements.

Biology requirements: BIO 1404; BIO 1414; BIO 2313; BIO 3713 + BIO 3722 (lab)

Chemistry requirements: CHE 1103 + CHE 1121 (lab); CHE 1113 + CHE 1131 (lab); CHE 2603 + CHE 2612 (lab); CHE 3463 + CHE 3652 (lab)

Physics requirements: PHY 1603 + PHY 1611 (lab)

Statistics: STA 1053; STA 1403; or PSY 2073

Mathematics: MAT 1214