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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 (three quarters or two semesters)
  • 1 year Organic Chemistry with labs (three quarters or two semesters)
  • 1 year Biology with labs (three quarters or two semesters)
  • Biochemistry (two quarters or semesters)
  • Microbiology with lab (one quarter or semester)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (two quarters or semesters)
  • Calculus (one quarter or semester)
  • Statistics (one quarter or semester)
  • English composition (two quarters or semesters)
  • Microeconomics (one quarter or semester)
  • Interpersonal Communications/Public Speaking (one quarter or semester)

UW Bothell Courses

Pre-Pharmacy Prerequisite Worksheet

UW Bothell Pre-Health sciences flowchart

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

  • BBIO 260 Microbiology (4), with lab (2)
  • 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

  • BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (offered at community colleges)
  • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (offered at community colleges)

Calculus

  • STMATH 124 Calculus I (5) OR
  • BMATH 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

  • BWRIT 134 Interdisciplinary Writing (5) C
  • BWRIT 135 Research Writing (5) C

Microeconomics

  • BIS 220/B BUS 220 Microeconomics (5)

Interpersonal Communication/Public Speaking

  • UW:  BIS 237 Public Speaking and Communication, BIS 179 Interpersonal Communication, BIS 178 Introduction to Communication, -OR- B HLTH 179 Interpersonal Communication

Psychology

  • WSU:  BIS 170 Introduction to Psychology