Prerequisites for PharmD Program

CourseSemester Credit Hours
English 1013
English 1023
Public Speaking3
Philosophy/Religion or Ethics3
General Biology I w/lab*4
General Biology II w/lab*4
General Chemistry I w/lab*4
General Chemistry II w/lab*4
Organic Chemistry I w/lab4
Organic Chemistry II w/lab4
Physics I w/lab (calculus or non-calculus based is acceptable)4
Mathematics (pre-calculus, algebra, trigonometry,college math etc.)3
Biological Science elective (no lab required)3
Economics (micro, macro or principles of)3
Microbiology w/lab4
Humanities (history, art, music, language, theater)3
Social/Behavioral Science (accounting, anthropology, business, computers, economics, geography, health, management, political science, psychology, sociology or statistics)6

*If you have AP/Credit for Biology or General Chemistry, we will accept other Biology or Chemistry credits plus labs for these requirements (ie: Anatomy & Physiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry).

We also do not accept any science credits over 10 years old unless you have been using the content in your employment. Decisions regarding this issue are made by our Dean of Student Affairs.

CLEP credits can be used for any classes except sciences.

Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited service approved by SU before we can review them. We prefer World Education Services. You may reach them at 1-800-937-3895 or online at

Graduate TOEFL score requirements - Regular (unconditional) admission of non-native English-speaking graduate students requires:

Applications with more than 9 credit hours of prerequisites to be completed over the summer prior to beginning the program will not be considered.