The University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through 2028. Please visit ACPE for more information.
Students must complete the courses shown here before entering the professional program. The sequence of courses is illustrative and, if proper prerequisites are satisfied, the student may alter the order. All required pre-pharmacy courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Grades lower than C- are not acceptable.
Do you have IB, AP, CLEP, DE or GAC credit? Visit University of Montana Admissions to see which academic credits may be applied.
|First Year||Autumn||Spring||Total Credits|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (or Form & Function at UM)||3||3||6|
|College Chemistry Lab||1||1||2|
|Applied Calculus||either semester||4|
|English Composition||either semester||3|
|Second Year||Autumn||Spring||Total Credits|
|Organic Chemistry Lab||2||-||2|
|Intro to Micro or Macro Economics||-||3||3|
|Cell & Molecular Biology||4||-||4|
|College Physics with Lab||-||5||5|
|Either Year||Autumn||Spring||Total Credits|
|Social Science Elective (Intro to Psychology or Sociology)||either semester||3|
|Communications Elective (Public Speaking)||either semester||3|
|Total||64 including electives
OPTIONAL Bachelor of Science (BS) in Pharmaceutical Sciences for Pharm.D. Students
Students admitted to the Pharm.D. program have the option to earn a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the end of their second year of pharmacy school. This additional degree does NOT make students eligible for licensure; only the Pharm.D. can do that. Students pursuing this option should work with their academic advisor to ensure they will meet all of the UM General Education requirements prior to beginning the Pharm.D. program.