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Courses & Curriculum

PharmD Prerequisites

These courses are recommended for Belmont Undergraduates pursuing the Early Assurance PharmD program:

  • 1st Biology (BIO 1150/1155 – 4 credits)
  • 2nd Biology (BIO 1160/1165 or BIO 2120 – 4 credits)
  • General Chemistry I (CEM 1510/1515 – 4 credits)
  • General Chemistry II (CEM 1520/1525 – 4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CEM 2810 – 4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CEM 2820 – 4 credits)
  • Physics (PHY 1110 – 3 credits)
  • Calculus (MTH 1210 – 4 credits, Pharmacy requires only 3 credits)
  • Statistics (MTH 1151 – 3 credits)
  • 1st Writing (ENG 1010 – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Writing (BEL 1015 – 3 credits)
  • 1st Communication Skills (COM 1100 – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Communication Skills (COM 1930,2020,2200,2230,2340 or ENG 3010 or ENW 2015-3580 or a foreign language skills course – 3 credits)
  • 1st Behavioral or Social Science (from psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), sociology, history political science, communication theory, anthropology, minority studies or global issues – 3 credits)

Early Assurance Requirements

As a high school senior applying to Belmont:

  • Admission to and enrollment at Belmont University as a freshman student with an intended major in Pharmaceutical Studies or other area of science

As a freshman at Belmont:

  • Complete all math and science prerequisites at Belmont*
  • Complete at least two full semesters with minimum of 8 hours of biology and 8 hours of chemistry
  • Achieve an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher during these first two semesters
  • Achieve a math and science GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student

    *Advanced Placement (AP) credit(s) accepted by Belmont University meet this requirement. Math and science prerequisites completed at other regionally accredited post-secondary institutions may be allowed but must have prior approval from the College of Pharmacy.

During the summer between the freshman and sophomore years:

  • Apply through PharmCAS between July 15 and September 1 for Early Decision to the PharmD program at Belmont University, one year prior to intended enrollment

Early in the sophomore year:

  • Complete a successful interview for Early Decision to the PharmD program

As a sophomore at Belmont:

  • Continue all math and science prerequisites at Belmont
  • Complete all prerequisites (listed below) for the PharmD program with a minimum grade of “C” or better in each course and a GPA of 3.0 or better in all of these courses combined
  • Achieve a math and science GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student
  • Achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student
  • 2nd Behavioral or Social Science (from psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), sociology, history political science, communication theory, anthropology, minority studies or global issues – 3 credits)
  • Humanities (ENL 2000-4380, HUM 1000-3500, or other appropriate course from fine arts, philosophy, ethics or foreign culture – 3 credits)
  • Religion (REL 1010 or 1020 – 3 credits)
  • Elective (may need to be college algebra and/or pre-calculus – 3 credits)
  • Elective (can combine extra credits earned above with 1 credit from CEM 1060 – 3 credits)

Visit the Belmont University Catalog for a complete listing of the graduate PharmD curriculum and course descriptions.