Pre-Professional Curriculum

Effective for Freshman Students Entering Fall 2018

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree at Hampton University requires prerequisite coursework equaling 96 or 83 credit hours. This approximates a two-to-three year program of study be completed in order to be considered for admission to the program. 

Students can choose the Three-Year Track; requires completion of 96 credit hours of prerequisite coursework. Highly motivated students can opt to choose the Two-Year Advanced Placement Track; requires completion of 83 credit hours of prerequisite coursework. Additional requirements apply.*

Freshman
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
English (ENG 101) 3 English (ENG 102) 3
Precalculus (MAT 117)1 3 Health (HEA 200) OR PED 105 2
General Biology (BIO 105 or 106) 4 General Biology (BIO 105 or 106) 4
University (UNV 101) 1 Calculus (MAT 130)1 3
General Chemistry I (CHE 201) 4 General Chemistry II (CHE 202) 4
Total: 15 Total: 16
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Organic Chemistry I (CHE 301) 4 Organic Chemistry II (CHE 302) 4
Microbiology (BIO 304) 4 History (HIS 106) 3
Humanities I (HUM 201) 3 Humanities II (HUM 202) or any Humanities approved elective 2 3
Social Science Elective (SOC 205 OR PSY 203) 3 Macro or Microeconomics (ECO 201 or 202) 3
Speech (COM 103) 3 Principles of Heredity (BIO 305) 3
Total: 17 Total: 16
Junior Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Human Anatomy (BIO 302) w/lab 4 Human Physiology (BIO 336) w/lab 3
Medical Terminology (NUR 221) 2 Medical Microbiology (BIO 544) 3
Scientific Writing for Health Professionals (NUR 320) 3 Cultural Assessment for Health Professionals (NUR 224) 3
Physics I (PHY 201) 4 Math/Science Elective 3 5
Physics I Lab (PHY 215) 1    
Statistics (MAT 205) 3    
Total: 17 Total: 14

1HU students may elect to take Calculus I & II (MAT 151-152) instead of MAT 117 and MAT 130. Note that Precalculus Mathematics II (MAT 118), (MAT 117) is the prerequisite to Calculus I (MAT 151).

2HU students may elect to take any of the Humanities courses from the list of approved Humanities electives. In addition to the required course, select one course from the following: HIS 105,107; ART 200, 305, 306, or 407; ENG 214, 215, 323, 328, or 329; Foreign Language (above 202); HUM 202; MUS 200, 201, 202 or 305; Philosophy 203, 20, 210, 301, 304, or 305; THE 120, 205, 206

3HU students may take any of the following Math/Science elective courses:

We highly recommend Physics II (PHY 202) With Physics II Lab (PHY 216) & Molecular Biology (BIO 312) as electives. In addition:

Anatomy, Physiology & Development Electives: BIO 301, 302, 308, 336, 409, 411, 503, 506, 510, 513, 546.

Genetics/Cellular & Molecular Biology Electives: BIO 309, 311, 312, 404, 405, 406, 410, 423, 424, 430, 502, 512.

Other Electives: BIO 110, 211, 391, 407, 422 A&B, 508, 514, 515, 524, 541, 542, 543, 501, 520, 523; CHE 150, 303-304, 403; NUR 220, 231, 323; MAT 151-152 (only if you have not already taken these two courses in lieu of MAT 117 and MAT 130 as indicated in comment "1" above)

Other Notes:

  • NUR 221 CORRESPONDS TO THE FREE ELECTIVE IN SENIOR YEAR OF THE PREMEDICAL CURRICULUM
  • MICRO/MACRO CORRESPONDS TO SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • MAT 117 PREREQUISITE: MAT 105 OR BY PLACEMENT
  • MAT 130 PREREQUISITE: MAT 117 OR BY PLACEMENT
  • BIO 302 PREREQUISITE: BIO 220 OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT CHAIR.
  • BIO 305 PREREQUISITES: BIO 210 OR 220, OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR.

Advanced Placement Pre-Professional Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEARFALLSPRING
FALL
General Chemistry (CHE 201) 4.0  
English (ENG 101) 3.0  
General Biology (BIO 105) 4.0  
Pre-Calculus (MAT 117) 3.0  
Health (HEA 200) 2.0  
University (UNV 101) 1.0  
Total 17.0  
SPRING
General Chemistry (CHE 202)   4.0
English (ENG 102)   3.0
General Biology (BIO 106)   4.0
Speech (COM 203)   3.0
History (HIS106)   3.0
Total   17.0
SUMMER
Calculus (MAT 130) 3.0  
Social Science Elective (SOC205/PSY203/ECO201/ECO202) 3.0  
Humanities I (HUM 201) 3.0  
Total 9.0 (Overload) 43
SOPHOMORE YEARFALLSPRING
FALL
Organic Chemistry I (CHE 301) 4.0  
Physics I (PHY 201) 4.0  
Physics I Lab (PHY 215) 1.0  
Human Anatomy (BIO 302) w/lab 4.0  
Microbiology (BIO 304) 4.0  
Total 17.0  
SPRING
Human Physiology (BIO 336) w/lab   4.0
Statistics (MAT 205)   3.0
Principles of Heredity (BIO 305)   3.0
Medical Microbiology (BIO 544)   3.0
Organic Chemistry (CHE 302)   4.0
Total   17.0
SUMMER
Humanities Elective – HU Online ** 3.0  
Social Science Elective (SOC205/PSY203/ECO201/ECO202) 3.0  
Total 6.0 40

*ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • MUST OBTAIN A PREFERRED PCAT COMPOSITE PERCENTILE OF 50 OF HIGHER.
  • MUST OBTAIN A CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 2.75 OR HIGHER.
  • MUST COMPLETE THE ADVANCE PLACEMENT PROGRAM WITHIN A MAXIMUM OF THREE YEARS.
  • MUST NOT HAVE MORE THAN FOUR FAILING GRADES IN COURSES WITHIN THE CURRICULUM.