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Courses from Other Colleges (Transfer Equivalencies)

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will accept coursework from other accredited colleges and universities to satisfy our Pre-Pharmacy requirements. Transfer equivalency guides are available below to determine how courses from other colleges will be accepted at UK COP.

Course equivalencies were taken directly from each college/university catalog or bulletin in consultation with the UK Transfer Equivalency Office, professors, department heads, and advisors at each respective school. Some of these courses may be discontinued or changed by your college/university at any time. If that occurs and these courses are no longer offered or have somehow changed, please contact the College of Pharmacy’s Pre-Pharmacy Advisor.

Math requirement: Per new UK COP prerequisite requirements, an AP Calculus score of 4 is required. This is higher than the main campus requirement. All other AP courses have the same requirements as main campus.

English requirement: UK prepharm students must complete the WRD/CIS Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement. For non-UK students applying DIRECTLY to the UK Doctor of Pharmacy program and NOT to the University of Kentucky, ENG 101 and ENG 102 (or equivalent) will meet our two semester English requirement. For questions about this requirement, contact the Pre-Pharmacy Advisor.

Lab requirements: Labs hours are required with the following Pre-Pharmacy courses: Animal Biology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics. If there are no labs listed with those courses, please be sure to check with your college/university to make sure a lab is included as part of the respective coursework.

Anatomy/Physiology: University of Kentucky students should take ANA 209 (Human Anatomy) to meet this requirement. For most other college/universities, we list Anatomy/Physiology combined course(s) to meet our requirement(s) where no equivalent single Human Anatomy course exists. For the NEW prerequisites, both Anatomy and Physiology are required.

Elective Credit: The UK College of Pharmacy requires Pre-Pharmacy students to complete a minimum of 70 semester credit hours of coursework in order to be eligible to apply to our Pharm.D. program. Approximately 50-60 of those hours are in required courses while the remaining credit hours can be any elective courses.

Students interested in majoring in other programs at UK will need to have their coursework evaluated by the UK Transfer Equivalency Office.

Community Colleges: Keep in mind that the Pre-Pharmacy course equivalencies will not necessarily be the same from one community college to the next.

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