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Information for Pharmacy School Applicants

College of Pharmacy Web Sites

SIUE School of Pharmacy
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
UIC College of Pharmacy
Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University

Pharmacy College Admission Test

This link has information about the PCAT: Information about PCAT

Applying to More Than One College of Pharmacy?

Many Colleges of Pharmacy use the Pharmacy College Application Service

Please refer to the current SIUE undergraduate catalog or the Biology Department Web Page for detailed major requirements if you plan to complete a major in biology before entering pharmacy school.

Recommended Prepharmacy Curriculum for SIUE School of Pharmacy

The following courses are those recommended to students interested in applying to a pharmacy program. For more information, please contact:
SIUE School of Pharmacy
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-2000
Phone: (618) 650-5150
Fax: (618) 650-5152

To view pre-pharmacy curriculum equivalencies between SIUE and other colleges and universities, visit the pre-pharmacy curriculum guides on the SIUE registrar's web page.

  • (course number and title, followed by credit hours in parentheses)
  • BIOL 150 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (4)
  • BIOL 151 Introduction to Biological Sciences II (4)
  • BIOL 240a Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
  • BIOL 240b Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
  • CHEM 121 a, b General Chemistry (8)
  • CHEM 125 a, b General Chemistry Labs (2)
  • CHEM 241 a, b Organic Chemistry (6)
  • CHEM 245 Organic Chemistry Lab (2)
  • MATH 150 Calculus (5)
  • PHYS 206 a, b (College Physics), or PHYS 211a,b and PHYS 212 a,b (University Physics) (10)
  • ENG 101, 102 English Composition (6)
  • SPC 103, 104 or 105 Speech Communication Skills (3)
  • ECON 111 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • PHIL 106 Critical Thinking (or any Philosophy) (3)
  • Literature, Art, or Music Appreciation (3)
  • Social or Behavioral Sciences Suggested:
    • POLS 111 Introduction to Political Science, or
    • PSYC 111 Foundations of Psychology, or
    • SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Total credit hours (minimum): 70

Recommended Prepharmacy Curriculum for UIC College of Pharmacy

  • Written and speech communication (8 sem. hrs. min.): Eng 101, 102, Spc 105
  • Life sciences, with lab (8 sem. hrs.): Biol 150, 151
  • General chemistry, with lab (8 sem. hrs.): Chem 121ab, 125ab
  • Organic chemistry, with lab (8 sem. hrs. min.): Chem 241ab, 245
  • Integral and differential calculus (3 sem. hrs. min.): Math 150
  • Human anatomy (course or courses must cover all organ systems) (4 sem. hrs. min.): Biol 240ab
  • Physics, with lab (8 sem. hrs. min.): Phys 206ab
  • General education (9-13 sem. hrs. min.)--one course in each of the following areas, one of which must meet UIC's cultural diversity requirement:
    1. social and behavioral sciences (3 sem. hrs. min.)
    2. economics or finance (3 sem. hrs. min.)
    3. humanities (3 sem. hrs. min.)
    4. electives (0-4 sem. hrs. min.)
  • Total minimum semester hours: 60

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