Pre-Pharmacy Transfer Curriculum

Recommended AS Transfer Curriculum for Pre-Pharmacy

This is only a suggested transfer program for Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Purdue University College of Pharmacy and University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

Students must check with each university for all current requirements.

A potential student should take the placement test prior to scheduling an appointment with the program coordinator. For placement test information, please contact Admissions & Records at 705-596-2000 ext. 2329 or 2490.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.


Minimum General Education (42-43)

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Minimum General Education (45)

Communications (9) Semester Hours
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
General Biology (8)
BIO 105 General Biology I 4
BIO 106 General Biology II 4
Human Anatomy [All Organ Systems] (8)[3]
BIO 185 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 186 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Microbiology [Purdue University Only] (4)
BIO 224 Microbiology 4
General Chemistry (10)
CHM 113 General Chemistry I 5
CHM 114 General Chemistry II[4] 5
Organic Chemistry (10)
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I ( 5
CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II 5
Biochemistry [Purdue University only] (3)
Biochemistry 3
Immunology [Purdue University only] (3)
Immunology 3
Physics (8) [1]
PHY 101 Mechanics and Heat 4
PHY 102 Sound, Light, Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics 4
Mathematics (10)
MTH 190 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
MTH 203 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (Purdue University Only) 5
MTH 211 Introductory Statistics (Midwestern University and Chicago State University) 4
scope=”col”>Economics (3)
ECO 201 Principles of Economics, Macro[2] 3

  1. Purdue requires only one physics course
  2. Macroeconomics preferred
  3. Purdue requires a biochemistry in place of a second anatomy course.
  4. Not needed for Purdue-take Biochemistry instead.

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (12)

  • Courses divided equally among Humanities and Social Science courses.

University of Illinois at Chicago (10)

  • Must include a cultural diversity course as a requirement
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (3)
  • Humanities (3)
  • Electives (4)

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (14)

  • Recommended courses include Art/Humanities, Social/Behavioral sciences, Foreign Language, and Business/Computer courses.

Purdue University

  • No restrictions on electives. Must have a minimum of 60 credit hours (includes all general pre-pharmacy core courses, electives, department credit, etc.). See the Purdue University website for full listing of courses.