University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

This list of courses represents the courses that we recommend from your institution that will satisfy our pre-pharmacy course admissions requirements; however, this is not an exhaustive list.” For example, there are likely other literature and statistics courses that will satisfy the sophomore literature and statistics requirements, respectively.

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Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

6 hours of General Biology, BIOL 1401, BIOL 1402

4 hours of Microbiology, BIOL 3401

3 hours of Genetics, BIOL 3413

8 hrs of General Chemistry, CHEM 1301 & 1101, CHEM 1302 & 1102

8 hours of Organic Chemistry, CHEM 2302 & 2102, CHEM 2303 & 2103

3 hours of Calculus, MATH 1460

3 hours of Statistics, MATH 2330 or 3337

3 hours of Freshman Rhetoric and Composition, ENG 1301 & 1302 (UTPA requires students to take 6 hours of Freshman English)

3 hours of Sophomore Literature, ENG 2300, 2303, 2305, 2307, 2387, or 2388

4 hours of Physics, PHYS 1401

Microbiology (including laboratory) must have one year of general biology and at least one semester of general chemistry as its prerequisite in order to satisfy our four credit hour microbiology requirement.


CORE & FLAG Course Requirements:
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Please reference the links below that provide explanation and direction regarding the core and flag course requirements you must fulfill in order to receive your degree from The University of Texas at Austin. These requirements are mandated by the Texas Higher Coordinating Board and UT Austin. The School of Undergraduate Studies at UT Austin oversees the fulfillment of these courses.

NOTE: Due to the demands and number of hours per semester of the Pharm.D. Curriculum, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND and advise that you complete these requirements prior to matriculation into the PharmD program, if accepted.

*Core & Flag Course Requirements (College of Pharmacy Advising)

*Core & Flag Course Requirements (Requirements and Courses) – Select the most current catalog.