Pre-Pharmacy Information

Pharmacy degrees were previously awarded as an undergraduate degree, but academic and professional standards have changed to require a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Marshall currently provides a four-year Pharm.D. degree with classes in session from August to May each academic year.

The Marshall Pharm.D. program does not require a Bachelor’s degree for admission.  Students can complete the necessary prerequisite coursework for pharmacy school in as few as two years.


Pre-Pharmacy Prerequisite Coursework

Admission to the Marshall School of Pharmacy Pharm. D. program is competitive. In order to be successfully considered for admission, applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • A recommended minimum 2.5 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale,
  • A recommended minimum 2.75 prerequisite coursework GPA on a 4.0 scale, and
  • Completion of the PCAT, a PCAT score of 50 composite percentile or above, is recommended to be competitive
  • Successful completion of the following pre-pharmacy prerequisite coursework.
    (Successful completion is defined as receiving a “C” or better in the indicated course.)
English Composition 6 credit hours OR 2 semesters
Calculus 3 credit hours OR 1 semester
Statistics 3 credit hours OR 1 semester
Biology w/ Lab 8 credit hours OR 2 semesters
Chemistry w/ Lab 8 credit hours OR 2 semesters
Human Anatomy w/ Lab 4 credit hours OR 1 semester
Human Physiology w/ Lab 4 credit hours OR 1 semester
Microbiology w/ Lab 4 credit hours OR 1 semester
Organic Chemistry w/ Lab 8 credit hours OR 2 semesters
Physics w/ Lab 8 credit hours OR 2 semesters
Social Science 3 credit hours OR 1 semester

Total minimum credit hours: 59 hours

  • CLICK HERE to download a helpful Pre-Requisite Digital Worksheet to help keep track of your coursework.

If you have questions regarding substitutions for prerequisite coursework, please email pharmacy@marshall.edu and include the following: name of college/university, course description, and course syllabus.