UW-Madison – PharmD Transfer Equivalency Course List

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Subject Area Prerequisite Requirement Transfer
General Biology
(with lab)
2 courses Zoology 151-152 Other acceptable courses: Zoology 101-102 & Botany 130

Also accepted are the BIOCORE classes 381-384

General Chemistry (with lab) 2 courses Chemistry103-104 Other acceptable courses: Chemistry 109 or 115
Organic Chemistry (with lab) 2 courses Chemistry 343-344-345
Calculus 1 course Math 221 Other acceptable courses: Math 171-217
Physics 2 courses Physics 103-104 Other acceptable courses: Physics 201-202 or Physics 207-208
Microbiology 1 course Microbiology 101 Another acceptable course: Microbiology 303
English / Communication 1 course Communication Arts 100 Other acceptable courses: English 100 or any other UW-Madison course that meets the Communication “A” requirement
Economics 1 course Economics 101
Statistics 1 course Statistics 301 Other acceptable courses: Statistics 201 or 224 or 324 or 371 or 541
Social Science 1 course Sociology 210 Other acceptable courses:
Sociology 211 or Anthropology 100 or Anthropology 104
Behavioral Science 1 course Psychology 202 Another acceptable course: Psychology 530
Ethnic (Diversity) Studies 1 course 3 credit course Any course that meets the UW-Madison ethnic studies requirement (may also count as social science, history, or humanities)
Total Coursework Required 68 credits


Last updated: 6/1/2014

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.