School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Prerequisites for PharmD Program

Prerequisite courses

  • English I
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    WRIT 111 3
    (4 at Binghamton)
    4 Yes Yes No Must include oral and written communication
  • English II
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    Any ENG or science seminar course; no ELI 3 (2 at Binghamton) 4 Yes Yes Term I or Term II Must include oral and written communication
  • General Biology I with Lab
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    BIOL 118 4 6 Yes Yes Term I
    • Must be biology courses required of majors
    • If general biology is not available, you may take cell biology, zoology, genetics or cell and molecular biology
    • AP Biology accepted, score 4-5 for BIOL I and score 5 for BIOL II
    • At Binghamton: A score of 5 on AP Biology = BIOL 118 and 117; a score of 4 = BIOL 118 or 117
  • General Biology II with Lab
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    BIOL 117 4 6 Yes Yes Term II
    • Must be biology courses required of majors
    • If general biology is not available, you may take cell biology, zoology, genetics or cell and molecular biology
    • AP Biology accepted, score 4-5 for BIOL I and score 5 for BIOL II
    • At Binghamton: A score of 5 on AP Biology = BIOL 118 and 117; a score of 4 = BIOL 118 or 117
  • General Chemistry I with Lab
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 4 6 CHEM 101 or CHEM 111 CHEM 111 only Term 1, CHEM 107
    • Must be chemistry courses required of majors
    • AP Chemistry accepted if a lab has been completed, score 4-5
    • At Binghamton: A score of 4 on AP Chemistry = CHEM 107; score of 5 = CHEM 107 and 108
  • General Chemistry II with Lab
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    CHEM 108 or CHEM 341 4 6 CHEM 341 CHEM 108 CHEM 108 Term 1
    • Must be chemistry courses required of majors
    • AP Chemistry accepted if a lab has been completed, score 4-5
    • At Binghamton: A score of 4 on AP Chemistry = CHEM 107; score of 5 = CHEM 107 and 108
  • Organic Chemistry I
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    CHEM 231 4 6 Yes Yes Yes Must be chemistry courses required of majors
  • Organic Chemistry II with Lab
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    CHEM 332 and CHEM 335 4 6 Yes Yes Yes Must be chemistry courses required of majors
    Lab, 2 credit hours     Yes   Yes
  • Biochemistry (recommended but optional)
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    BCHM/BIOL 403 3 6 Yes Yes No  
  • Microbiology
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    BIOL 319 3 6 No Yes No Lab (Binghamton BIOL 329, 2 credit hours) is optional
  • Anatomy and Physiology
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    BIOL 251 4 6 Yes No Term I If anatomy is separate from physiology, then 4 credit hours of anatomy are required and 6 credit hours of physiology
    BIOL 347 4 6 No Yes Term II
  • Physics I with Lab
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    PHYS 121 4 6 Yes No Term I
    • Physics for science majors preferred
    • AP Physics accepted
    • New Physics I exam: score 4-5; Physics C exam: score 4-5
    • Score of 5 on Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism = PHYS 132 (students must take PHYS 121 or 131)
    • Score of 5 on Physics C: Mechanics = PHYS 131 (students must take PHYS 122 or 132)
    • New Physics 1 score of 5 = PHYS 121
    • New Physics 2 score of 5 = PHYS 122
    • Score of less than 5 on Physics 1, but 5 on Physics 2 = must take Physics 121
  • Physics II with Lab (recommended but optional)
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    PHYS 122 4 6 No Yes Term II
    • Physics for science majors preferred
    • AP Physics accepted
    • New Physics I exam: score 4-5; Physics C exam: score 4-5
    • Score of 5 on Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism = PHYS 132 (students must take PHYS 121 or 131)
    • Score of 5 on Physics C: Mechanics = PHYS 131 (students must take PHYS 122 or 132)
    • New Physics 1 score of 5 = PHYS 121
    • New Physics 2 score of 5 = PHYS 122
    • Score of less than 5 on Physics 1, but 5 on Physics 2 = must take Physics 121
  • Calculus I
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    MATH 224 and MATH 225 3 (2+2) 6 Yes Yes No
    • AP Calculus AB and BC accepted, score 4-5 AB exam for CALC I and score 4-5 BC exam for CALC II
    • At Binghamton: score of 5 on AB = MATH 224 and 225; score of 4-5 on BC calculus = MATH 226 and 227
  • Calculus II (recommended but optional)
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    MATH 226 and MATH 227 3 (2+2) 6 Yes Yes No
    • AP Calculus AB and BC accepted, score 4-5 AB exam for CALC I and score 4-5 BC exam for CALC II
    • At Binghamton: score of 5 on AB = MATH 224 and 225; score of 4-5 on BC calculus = MATH 226 and 227
  • Statistics
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    MATH 147 or MATH 148 or PSYC 243 (for majors only) 3 6 Yes Yes Yes AP Statistics accepted, score 4-5
  • Economics
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
    ECON 160 3 (4 at Binghamton) 4 Yes Yes Yes  
  • Social or Behavioral Science
    Binghamton course number Semester credit hours (min.) Quarter credit hours (min.) When offered at Binghamton Notes
    Fall Spring Summer
      2 3 Yes Yes Yes Sociology, psychology, geography, human development courses are among those courses that are acceptable

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About prerequisites

  • Prerequisites may be completed at Binghamton University or another two- or four-year accredited college/university; international applicants must have their transcript evaluated by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences [SOPPS]).
  • Binghamton University SOPPS does not articulate courses or evaluate transcripts. To find equivalent courses, consult the University‚Äôs course equivalency guide or undergraduate course descriptions found in the Binghamton University Bulletin.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better by the end of the summer term prior to matriculation in August of that year. In general, all courses must have been completed within 7 years preceding matriculation into the pharmacy school. Exceptions may be considered upon review of a student's full application. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed coursework within 5 years preceding admission.
  • If Binghamton University students complete their undergraduate degree before entry into the SOPPS, they must follow the General Education and major requirements for their degree. In addition, they must complete all prerequisites for entry into the pharmacy school, even if requirements for their undergraduate degree did not include some of these prerequisite courses.

Review our admission requirements webpage for information on additional (non-course-related) requirements not listed on this page.

Last Updated: 4/20/17