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This Plan of Study is for students at the Purdue University - West Lafayette campus. Students completing the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum elsewhere are exempted from taking PHRM 10000 (Pharmacy Orientation I) and PHRM 20000 (Pharmacy Orientation II). Please see our list of off-campus curricula.

This Plan of Study is specifically designed for students preparing to apply for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.

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First Year

First Semester

CourseTitleCredits
CHM 12901General Chemistry With Biological Focus5
MA 23100Calculus For The Life Sciences I3
BIOL 11000Fundamentals of Biology I4
ENGL 10600First-Year Composition4
PHRM 10000Pharmacy Orientation I1
Total:17

Second Semester

CourseTitleCredits
MCMP 20400Organic Chemistry I4
MA 23200Calculus For The Life Sciences II3
BIOL 11100Fundamentals of Biology II4
AGEC 21700Economics3
 Electives0-3
Total:14-17

Second Year

Third Semester

CourseTitleCredits
MCMP 20500Organic Chemistry II4
BIOL 30100Human Design: Anatomy And Physiology I3
BIOL 22100Introduction to Microbiology4
STAT 30100Elementary Statistical Methods3
PHRM 20000Pharmacy Orientation II1
 Electives0-2
Total:15-17

Fourth Semester

CourseTitleCredits
MCMP 20800Biochemistry for Pharmaceutical Scientists3
BIOL 30200Human Design: Anatomy And Physiology II3
PHYS 22000General Physics I4
MCMP 42200Immunology3
 Electives0-4
Total:13-17

- a minimum of 60 credit hours are required for admission
- Optional/Strongly recommended for West Lafayette Students
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