Pharmacy Required Coursework

Below is common required coursework for applying to pharmacy school and the appropriate UW Bothell courses that fulfill the requirement. Admissions requirements are different at all pharmacy schools and are subject to change without notice, so it is very important for all pharmacy school applicants to carefully research the requirements for admission at all prospective pharmacy schools early enough to address any deficiencies in preparation for admission to the schools of your choice.

  • 1 year General Chemistry with labs (18 credits)
  • 1 year Organic Chemistry with labs (18 credits)
  • 1 year Biology with labs (15 credits)
  • 2 quarters of Biochemistry (10 credits)
  • Microbiology with lab (5 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (10 credits)
  • 1 quarter of Calculus (5 credits)
  • 1 quarter of Statistics (5 credits)
  • English composition (10 credits)
  • Microeconomics (5 credits)
  • Interpersonal Communications/Public Speaking (5 credits)

UW Bothell Courses

General Chemistry, with labs

  • B CHEM 143 (4), 144 (2) General Chemistry
  • B CHEM 153 (4), 154 (2) General Chemistry
  • B CHEM 163 (4), 164 (2) General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry, with labs

  • B CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry (4) Note: no lab in first quarter
  • B CHEM 238 Organic Chemistry (4), 241
  • B CHEM 239 Organic Chemistry (3), 242

General Biology, with labs

  • B BIO 180 Introductory Biology (5)
  • B BIO 200 Introductory Biology (5)
  • B BIO 220 Introductory Biology (5)

Biochemistry

  • B BIO 364 Biochemistry I (5)
  • B BIO 365 Biochemistry II (5)

Microbiology

  • B BIO 260 Microbiology (4), with lab (2)

Molecular Biology (UW Requirement)

  • BBIO/BCHEM 375 Molecular Biology

Anatomy and Physiology

  • B BIO 351 Principles of A & P I (5)
  • B BIO 352 Principles of A & P II (5)

Calculus

  • ST MATH 124 Calculus I (5) OR
  • B MATH 144 Calculus for Life and Social Sciences (5)

Statistics:

  • B BUS 215 Introduction to Business Statistics (5)
  • B HLTH 215 Statistics for Health Sciences (5)

English Composition and Literature

  • B WRIT 134 Interdisciplinary Writing (5) C
  • B WRIT 135 Research Writing (5) C

Microeconomics

  • BIS 220/B BUS 220 Microeconomics (5)

Interpersonal Communications/Public Speaking

  • UW:  BIS 237 Public Speaking and Communication or BIS 179 Interpersonal Communication
  • WSU:  BIS 170 Introduction to Psychology
  • WSU:  BIS 193 Introduction to Philosophy

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