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Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

The pre-pharmacy curriculum may be completed at Ferris State University or at another accredited college or university within the United States or Canada. Application guides for most Michigan colleges/universities can be found on our website.

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Successful completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum at Ferris or any other college or university does not guarantee admission to the College of Pharmacy.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that courses taken at another university are deemed acceptable. The specific minimum course requirements for admission to the College of Pharmacy are listed in the table below.

Applicants who have earned, or will earn prior to admission into the professional program, a BS degree, may have some of the General Education requirements waived. These include English, Speech, and Cultural Enrichment coursework. However, students are encouraged to complete these courses within the pre-Pharmacy curriculum to better prepare for the professional program.

Pre-Pharmacy Course Requirements*

Requirements Credit Hours
General Chemistry with labs 8-10 
Organic Chemistry with labs 8-10 
General Biology with labs
Anatomy and Physiology with labs
Microbiology with lab 3-4
Calculus for the Life Sciences or Calculus 3-4
Statistics 3
English Composition  6
Interpersonal Communication or Principles of Public Speaking 3
Introduction to Psychology or Introductory Sociology 3
Cultural Enrichment (e.g., Humanities) - One course must be at the 200+ level 9

* Grades below a C- (1.7) are not accepted in any pre-pharmacy course.