Some General Facts for Students Interested in Pharmacy

Please visit the Dartmouth page for pre-pharmacy students as well as the AACP resource database for more information.

Each school has its own specific course requirements unlike medical school. Check with school to see if AP credit acceptable. In general it is advisable to take:

  • Bio 12, 13, 14*, 46
  • Chem 5/6 and 51/ 52
  • Phys 3/4 or 13/14
  • Math 3, 8, 10 (or another statistics course)
  • Econ 1
  • Speech 20
  • 1-2 semesters of English Composition (Writing 5/ Seminar)
  • Social Science and Humanities courses
  • Human Anatomy/ Physiology**

*check with school to see if it fulfills the human physiology requirement

**may need to take at other school

PCAT dates can be found here.

Apply through Pharm CAS website:


Compiled by Kathleen Rao ’16 and provided by Jennifer Zhao ’18.
Edited for clarity by Alice Hsu ’19.