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PharmD Prerequisites - Campus Pathway



  • A minimum of 63 semester hours or 95 quarter hours of prerequisites are required before entering the program.
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed at any regionally accredited institution located within the United States and must be completed with a grade of C or better (a C- grade is not acceptable). Coursework from institutions that evaluate students with a narrative rather than numeric or alpha grade is not accepted. 
  • All prerequisite math and science coursework must be completed by the end of the spring semester at the institution the applicant is attending the year of matriculation.  Prerequisite math and science courses may not be completed during a summer session held the year of matriculation. Non-math and non-science prerequisite coursework must be complete by August 1st of the year of matriculation.
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores must be submitted. Creighton undergraduates who complete the majority (a minimum of 40 semester hours) of their undergraduate coursework at Creighton University, including all science and math prerequisites, are not required to take the PCAT.
  • International Students: In order to provide adequate time for completion of international student paperwork and visa processing, we require all prerequisite coursework to be completed at a United States institution and all transcripts received by our office no later than July 1st of the year of matriculation. 


Courses Semester Hours Quarter Hours
General Biology I & II with labs (Coursework in botany, ecology, entomology, anatomy, or physiology will not fulfill the biology requirement.) 8 12
Human Anatomy (If enrolled in a combined anatomy/physiology course, 6 semester hours will be required.) 3 4.5
General Chemistry I & II with labs* 8 12
Organic Chemistry I & II with labs* 8 12
Calculus (Pre-calculus, survey, and brief calculus will not fulfill the requirement.) 3 4.5
English (including Composition) 6 9
Speech (Must include public speaking.) 3 4.5
Psychology 3 4.5
Economics (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, or Introductory Economics) 3 4.5
Electives (Nine semester hours from humanities or behavioral or social sciences. Creighton undergraduate students must complete 6 hours of Theology among the elective hours.) 18 27.5
Total 63 95
*The chemistry courses must be a two-semester, eight-hour or equivalent course sequence. A course sequence is considered to be a correlated pair of courses offering in-depth coverage of a specific field and must be at a level such that the courses would be acceptable as prerequisites to advance towards a baccalaureate degree in that discipline. For chemistry and biology courses, survey courses, courses without associated laboratories, courses designed for non-science majors, online science courses utilizing a laboratory kit, or abbreviated courses targeted toward health science majors are not acceptable as prerequisite science courses.
Technical Standards
In addition to the academic requirements for admission, students must possess skills and abilities that will allow them to successfully complete the curriculum and practice the profession of pharmacy. A list of the Pharmacy program’s technical standards can be found here
Immunization Requirements
Creighton University puts certain requirements in place for its students for the health and well-being of our campus community.  More information on Creighton's Immunization Requirements can be found here.
Have additional questions? Find out more about this program by contacting the admissions staff. Request more information or give us a call at 1-800-325-2830 Ext. 1.