Feb 29, 2020  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Pharmacy ǂ

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About the Program

The Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy program is a two-year, non-degree program. Although the emphasis of the coursework is focused on biology, chemistry, physics, and math, Pre-Pharmacy students are also required to take a course apiece in composition and economics.

This plan of study is specifically designed for students preparing to apply for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. This is a non-degree seeking curriculum. Also note that admission into and completion of the Pre-Pharmacy program does not guarantee admission into Purdue’s four-year PharmD program.

Because of the accelerated pace of our Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy program (our peer university’s pre-pharmacy programs are four years), students incur two years less debt and get onto the job market two years faster.


Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Pre-Pharmacy Program  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Program: Pre-Phar

Major: PRPP

Credit Hours: 62

Program Requirements

ǂ This is a non-degree seeking curriculum - Admission to the Professional Program or completion of alternative major required.

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits


*Fulfills University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirements.  Pre-Pharmacy students are exempt from completing (UCC) requirements, however, students who CODO to alternative undergraduate degrees will be required to complete the UCC.


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.


Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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