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Coursework

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

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

Organic Chemistry, with labs

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

General Biology, with labs

  • BBIO 180 Introductory Biology (5)
  • BBIO 200 Introductory Biology (5)
  • BBIO 220 Introductory Biology (5)

Biochemistry

  • BBIO 364 Biochemistry I (5)
  • BBIO 365 Biochemistry II (5)

Microbiology - usually only one course is required

  • B BIO 260 Microbiology (4), with lab (2) - this in the only course UW will accept
  • BBIO 370 Microbiology I

Molecular Biology (UW Requirement)

  • BBIO/BCHEM 375 Molecular Biology

Anatomy and Physiology

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

OR

  • BBIO 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BBIO 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Calculus

  • STMATH 124 Calculus I (5) OR
  • BMATH 144 Calculus for Life and Social Sciences (5)

Statistics:

  • BBUS 215 Introduction to Business Statistics (5)
  • BMATH 215 Statistics for Health Sciences (5)

English Composition and Literature

  • BWRIT 134 Interdisciplinary Writing (5) C
  • BWRIT 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

Pre-Health Advisor: Stephanie Baron

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