The pre-pharmacy curriculum is similar to other health care professional beginnings, but is specially selected to give the student the best possible background to pharmacy.
Pre-pharmacy requirements may be taken at any regionally-accredited college or university and must be completed prior to matriculation into Belmont University College of Pharmacy. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better or credited by receiving Advanced Placement (AP) high school credit. Possible exemptions will be decided by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the University Registrar.
Applicants are encouraged to work closely with their undergraduate academic advisor and map out their course of study accordingly. Although our staff are happy to discuss specific prerequisites with applicants, they are unable to provide definitive counsel until all official transcripts have been processed by PharmCAS.
Pre-pharmacy course requirements necessitate at least two academic years study for completion:
*These prerequisites are based on semester hours. Courses taken in quarter-based systems will be calculated at semester hour equivalents. In cases where quarter hours fall below the semester hours indicated, the school reserves the right to require additional coursework in the topic area to meet the minimum stated prerequisite.
Credit granted by your university through the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board may be used to meet prerequisites if the standards set by Belmont University are met. These standards can be found in the Advanced Placement section of the catalog.
For students completing prerequisites at Belmont University, course equivalencies are listed at the Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum for Belmont Students.