- Earn an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Complete the Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum with a grade of C or higher in all courses.
- The pre-pharmacy classes may be taken at any accredited university or community college.
- Use KU CredTran to determine if your coursework will transfer to KU and meet the pre-pharmacy course requirements. The CredTran system will also tell you if the course satisfies a KU Core goal. If you have any questions or cannot find a specific course, please contact School of Pharmacy Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit KU Undergraduate Admissions' Community College Transfer Guide for information about transfering credits from a community college.
- All laboratory components of the pre-pharmacy curriculum must be completed in a campus laboratory. Virtual or offsite laboratory courses are not accepted.
Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum and KU Core
All degree programs require students to satisfy the KU Core requirements. Learn about the KU Core.
Pre-Pharmacy Courses that satisfy KU Core Requirements
- An associate of arts degree from a Kansas institution meets KU Core goals 1 - 3
- An earned bachelor’s degree meets KU Core goals 1 - 6
- The 15 credit hours of Pre-Pharmacy general studies electives can be completed by selecting courses that will also satisfy the following KU Core requirements:
- KU Core Goal 1: Outcome 1 - Critical Thinking
- KU Core Goal 3: Outcome ? – Arts & Humanities
- KU Core Goal 4: Outcome 1 – Diversity in the United States
- KU Core Goal 4: Outcome 2 – Global Awareness
The KU School of Pharmacy faculty and staff is concerned about all students preparing to apply for the Doctor of Pharmacy Class of 2024. To provide some relief for our future students during the COVID-19 crisis we will honor Credit/No Credit grades for all pre-pharmacy courses completed during the Spring 2020 semester. If a student decides to request a CR/NC grade over a letter grade for this semester it will not affect their status with the KU School of Pharmacy.