UW-Colleges – PharmD Transfer Equivalency Course List

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Subject Area Prerequisite Requirement Transfer
General Biology
(with lab)
2 courses (Bio 101 or Bio 171 or Bio 271) & (Biology 211 or Biology 162)
General Chemistry (with lab) 2 courses Chemistry 145-155
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 2 courses Chemistry 343-352-363 Other acceptable courses: Chemistry 343-351 & Chemistry 363-361
Calculus 1 course Math 221
Physics 2 courses Physics 141-142 Other acceptable courses: Physics 201-202
Microbiology 1 course Biology 251
English / Communication 1 course English 102 Other acceptable courses: English 201
Economics 1 course Economics 204
Statistics 1 course See note —> Most 3 credit statistics courses will satisfy
Social Science 1 course Sociology 101 Another acceptable course: Anthropology 100 or Anthropology 104
Behavioral Science 1 course Psychology 201 Another acceptable course:
Psychology 202 or Psychology 330
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: 9/5/2015

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.