Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

Students interested in a career in community, hospital or industrial pharmacy can earn at UNO the 90-plus semester hours of pre-pharmacy education required to support application to an accredited college of pharmacy, where they would complete undergraduate and professional education. The minimum requirements for admission to the first professional year at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Pharmacy are below. Prerequisites vary among colleges of pharmacy, and admission is highly competitive. Students should seek to progress toward a UNO degree while working on pre-pharmacy requirements to avoid unnecessary delay in graduation. For more information about the UNMC College of Pharmacy, visit the Web at www.unmc.edu/pharmacy. Adviser: Dr. Douglas Stack.

Degree Requirements

Oral and Written Communication (9 hours minimum)

ENGL 1150English Composition I

3

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

Biological Sciences (18 hours minimum)

BIOL 2140Genetics

4

BIOL 3020Molecular Biology of the Cell

3

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4

And

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5

Or

BIOL 1450Biology I

5

Chemical and Physical Sciences (31 hours minimum)

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

CHEM 4650Biochemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 4654Biochemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

Or

CHEM 4610Biochemistry of Metabolism

4 credits

CHEM 2400Quantitative Analysis

3 credits

CHEM 2404Quantitative Analysis Laboratory

1 credit

PHYS 2110General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

If taking CHEM 4650-4654, taking CHEM 4660-4664 also is highly recommended.

Analytical Sciences (7 hours minimum)

Calculus (4 hours minimum)

MATH 1950Calculus I

5

Or

MATH 3500Selected Topics in Mathematics

1 - 6

Statistics (3 hours minimum)

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

Or

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3

Or

STAT 3000Statistical Methods I

3

Administrative Sciences (6 hours minimum)

ACCT 2010Principles of Accounting I

3

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3

Behavioral and Social Sciences (6 hours minimum)

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3

PSYC 2500Lifespan Psychology

3

General Education (13 hours minimum)

At least two courses from different areas from below; the rest of the credits may come from the list below or additional non-required ones from the areas above.

Business administration, fine arts, foreign language, gerontology, history, literature, management, philosophy, political science and humanities offerings of Black Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies.