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Prerequisites for Southern Methodist University

Prerequisites do not have to be completed prior to application. Your School's Course Number Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS)
3000-Level Human-based Science Course*** see**** see****
Biology I with lab for Majors (3-4 hrs.)*** 1401 1406
Biology II with lab for majors (3-4 hrs.)*** 1402 1407
Microbiology with Lab (3-4 hrs.)*** 3403 2420 or 2421
Chemistry I with lab for majors (3-4 hrs.)*** 1303/1113 1411
Chemistry II with lab for majors (3-4 hrs.)*** 1304/1114 1412
Organic Chemistry I with lab (3-4 hrs.)*** 3371/3117 2423
Organic Chemistry II with lab (3-4 hrs.)*** 3372/3118 2425
Economics (macro preferred) (3 hrs.)*** 1312 or 1311 2301 or 2302
Calculus I (3-4hrs.)*** 1337 2413
Statistics (central tendency, significance, & correlation required) (3 hrs.)*** 2331 1342
Physics I with lab(non-calculus based or calculus based) (3-4 hrs.)*** 1403 1401
Public Speaking (oral presentations required)*** 1305 1315
If you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to entrance into Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, you will be exempt from the following courses:
English Comp I (3 hrs.) 1301 1301
English Comp II (3 hrs.) 1302 1302
Literature (3 hrs.) 2311-2332 (2322-2333)
Humanities/Social Sciences (15 hrs.)* see * see*
* Humanities/Social Sciences: Courses may be selected from Anthropology, Communications (excluding Public Speaking above), Economics (excluding Economics above), Ethnic Studies, Family Living/Human Development, Geography, Government, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. --- Note: Performing and Fine Arts (including Music), Physical Education, Foreign Languages, Computers, Religion, or similar courses will not meet this requirement.
**Must take course at another college
***Used in calculation of the pre-pharmacy grade point average (PPGPA)
****A three thousand (or 300) level course or higher is required in the broad field of human-based sciences. Specific branches may include anatomy, biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomechanics, biomedical research, biophysics, biotechnology, developmental biology, genetics, histology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, physiology, and virology. Applicants wishing to have a course evaluated for approval may submit a request to the TTUHSC SOP Office of Student Services
Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, and Dual Credit are accepted if on your accredited U.S. college or university transcript.
Courses older than seven years require approval.
Course numbers are subject to change and may differ from those listed.