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Prerequisites - Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must have completed all following prerequisite coursework to be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program. These prerequisites can be completed at the institution of your choosing. All prerequisites must be completed before students Can attend Appalachian College of Pharmacy. (In addition, it is recommended that all prerequisite coursework be completed within five calendar years immediately preceding the time of application to the program.)

Prerequisite CoursesRequired Credit Hours
General Biology I and II with labs8.0 Sem. Hrs.*
College Chemistry I and II with labs8.0 Sem. Hrs.*
Organic Chemistry I and II with labs8.0 Sem. Hrs.*
College Physics I with lab4.0 Sem. Hrs.
College Physics II or Advanced Biological Science with lab4.0 Sem. Hrs.**
Human Anatomy3.0 Sem. Hrs.
Human Physiology3.0 Sem. Hrs.
General Microbiology3.0 Sem. Hrs.
English Composition I and II6.0 Sem. Hrs.***
College Mathematics6.0 Sem. Hrs.****
Electives19.0 Sem. Hrs.*****
Total72.0 Sem. Hrs.

Prerequisite courses taken under quarter hour systems will be evaluated for equivalency and may be deemed to fulfill the required semester credit hours. * Two semester terms or three quarter terms. ** Advanced Biological Science (e.g. biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics). *** Similar coursework will be evaluated and may be deemed to fulfill the required semester credit hours. **** The mathematics component must include a minimum of 3 semester hours of advanced math. ***** In order to fulfill the Electives requirement, an applicant must complete at least one course in social/behavioral sciences (3 semester credits) such as psychology or sociology, one course in the humanities/fine arts (3 semester credits) such as literature, art, or music, and at least one course in mathematics/sciences (3 semester credits) such as economics. Humanities courses are content-based courses rather than skilled-based courses such as English Composition or a foreign language course. Skill-based courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements. The remaining 4 semester credits can be fulfilled by the successful completion of any of the three categories described above.

Applicants may not exclude any part of their college-level educational history. An applicant who fails to report all institutions attended will forfeit his/her eligibility for admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy or may be dismissed. Records and documents submitted for admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy will not be returned.

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