Pre-Pharmacy Plan

Pre-Pharmacy two-year plan

Below is a sample pre-pharmacy two-year plan for the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy1. View the pre-approved prerequisite course equivalencies between UM and Carroll College.

Fall Year OneCreditsSpring Year OneCredits
Alpha Seminar3General Chemistry II4
General Chemistry I4Social Science Elective23
Biological Principles I4College Composition4
Calculus I3Basic Communication3
Total credits14Total credits14-18
Fall Year TwoCreditsSpring Year TwoCredits
Organic Chemistry I4Organic Chemistry II 
Human Anat. and Phys.4Human Anat. and Phys. 
Microeconomics3Elementary Statistics 
Physics I4Elective?33-4
Total credits15Total credits11-15

1Other pharmacy schools with very similar requirements are Idaho State, Minnesota, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah and Wyoming. These schools may require some of the following additional classes for admission: Microbiology, Calculus II, Physics II

2must be PSY 105 or SO 101

3Although not required for admission to the University of Montana, taking Native American Studies along with any fine arts or theatre class will fulfill a UM graduation requirement and relieve course load later in the pharmacy program. UM encourages its students to have their electives done in the pre-pharmacy years as there is little room in the professional curriculum for electives.

AP Courses

Occasionally students meet Carroll's requirements for one of the courses listed above through high school advanced placement (AP) credit. These courses are listed on the students Carroll College transcript. It is important to note that the following courses are not acceptable at most pharmacy schools, including UM, when awarded as AP credit: all chemistry, biology and physics courses, basic communication (and at some schools, college composition).