It is recommended that Pre-Pharmacy students research the requirements at the various Pharmacy schools and see a Pre-Professional advisor with specific questions regarding the different entrance pathways. The Pre-Pharmacy requirements at most Pharmacy schools may be completed in two to three years. Many students elect to apply to Pharmacy school after completing three years of prerequisite coursework in order to improve their science background, maturity and competitiveness. Others complete a Bachelor’s degree before matriculating to Pharmacy school. Students with an interest in chemistry may elect to follow the first three years of coursework towards the Applied Chemistry major and earn a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Chemistry from TTU after completing their first year of Pharmacy school.
Entrance into a Doctor of Pharmacy program is competitive and is not guaranteed solely by completing the prerequisite coursework outlined below.
Electives (may include a second communication skills course) Credit: 12.2
For students intending to earn a Bachelor’s degree before entering professional school, it is recommended that elective hours be taken from core requirements or a selected degree program.
Some B.S. majors including Chemistry, Physics, Math, and Engineering require MATH 1910 while others such as Biology may require MATH 1830.
Beginning Fall 2018, Belmont University College of Pharmacy requires a second communication skills course for applicants without a Bachelor’s Degree. This course should be designed to improve communication skills and may include a third writing course.