First Pre-Pharmacy Year

Fall Semester        Spring Semester      
BIOL 101 (SCI)     3 hours    BIOL 102   3 hours
BIOL 101L (SCI)    1 hour    BIOL 102L   1 hour
CHEM 111 (SCI)        3 hours    CHEM 112    3 hours
CHEM 111L (SCI)    1 hour    CHEM 112L    1 hour
ENGL 101 (CMW)     3 hours   ENGL 102 (CMW + INF)   3 hours
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE     3 hours     LIBERAL ARTS  ELECTIVE   3 hours 
MATH 122 (ARP)    3 hours     STAT 201 (ARP)    3 hours 
             
TOTAL   17 Hours    TOTAL    17 hours
             

 

A) Pre-Pharmacy majors must earn a grade of C or higher in all coursework in the Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum. 

† University 101 is recommended as an elective for new freshmen.

†† Labs are not required for BIOL 243, BIOL 244, PHYS 201, or BIOL 250.

B) A student must place into MATH 122 or 141, have prior credit for Calculus (IB, AP, or Dual Enrollment), or have taken College Algebra (at an accredited college or university) prior to the start of the Fall Semester, to take Chemistry 111. 

Second Pre-Pharmacy Year

 

Fall Semester           

Spring Semester

   
BIOL 243††   3 hours                      BIOL 244††                3 hours
CHEM 333                3 hours   CHEM 334   3 hours
CHEM 331L             1 hour      CHEM 332L   1 hour
PHYS 201††   3 hours   BIOL 250††   3 hours
ECON 224   3 hours   LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE   3 hours
PSYC 101 (GSS)   3 hours   SPCH 140 (CMS) or SAEL 200 (CMS +IMF)   3 hours
             
TOTAL       16 hours   TOTAL   16 hours

66 Total

           

 

C) A foreign language is not required for the Pre-Pharmacy majors; it is required for the Carolina Core if a student transfers into another major.  Students are required to take the foreign language placement test.   A score of a 2 or higher is recommended for the foreign language placement test. 
 

D) All transfer students entering with credit for ENGL 102 are required to take the one hour LIBR 101 course to fulfill the Information Literacy (INF) requirement.
 

E) STAT 201 will need to be taken in the summer if not previously completed by theend of first pre-pharmacy year (Fall/Spring).

Optional B.S in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pre-Pharmacy students have the option of obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences the end of their second professional year in pharmacy school. To meet the undergraduate requirements for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Complete all requirements for the Carolina Core
  • Be accepted into the PharmD program at the USC Campus
  • Complete the first two years of the PharmD program

Most of the Carolina Core is met through the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum.  Students must meet the following criteria to complete ALL criteria for the Carolina Core:

  1. Meet the foreign language requirement through one of the following:
  • Earning credit for 109 and 110 in Spanish, French, German, or Latin through AP or IB
  • Scoring a 2 or higher for Spanish, French, German, and Latin on the foreign language placement test at USC
  • By taking two semesters or 6 hours of Spanish, French, German, and Latin for college credit
  • By taking one semester or 4 hours of Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, or Russian

While a foreign language is not required for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) program, students without AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment credit for a foreign language STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to take the foreign language placement test.

For more information on foreign language courses at USC, click “Core-GFL

  1. Earn three hours of AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment credit for a 100 level U.S. OR World History course
    For more information on history courses at USC, click “Core-GHS
  2. Earn three hours of AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment credit for a 100 level Fine Arts (e.g. Music, Arts, Dance, Theatre, or Film) course
    For more information on fine art courses at USC, click “Core-AIU
  3. Earn three hours of AP, IB, or Dual Enrollment credit for political science or ethics (i.e. American Government)

For more information on political science or ethics courses at USC, click “Core-VSR

Credit for foreign language, history (U.S. or World), fine arts, or political science may be used to complete Liberal Arts electives in the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum.