Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL

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Subject Area Prerequisite Requirement Transfer
General Biology
(with lab)
2 courses Biology 205 & 221 & 211
General Chemistry (with lab) 2 courses Chemistry 101-102
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 2 courses Chemistry 220-221
Calculus 1 course Math 135
Physics 2 courses Physics 201-202 Other acceptable courses: Physics 215-225
Microbiology 1 course Biology 274
English / Communication 1 course English 103
Economics 1 course Economics 111
Statistics 1 course See note —> Most 3 credit statistics courses will satisfy
Social Science 1 course Sociology 190 Another acceptable course: Anthropology 103
Behavioral Science 1 course Psychology 170 Another acceptable course: Psychology 275
Ethnic (Diversity) Studies 1 course See note —> Course must focus on history, experiences, or cultural traditions of ethnic or social minorities
Total Coursework Required 68 credits

Last updated: 5/1/2011

Note: Pre-PharmD students may wish to include in their preparatory course work, as time/space allows, some of the non-professional curriculum graduation requirements: 2 credits of any kind of history and 3 credits of humanities electives. These graduation requirements may be completed before or after starting the PharmD program. They must be completed before completion of the PharmD program.

Note: College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is accepted per University of Wisconsin-Madison guidelines.