Most colleges of pharmacy require one year of college academic credit as a minimum for entrance. Although ENMU does not offer a pre-pharmacy degree, you may be able to take the courses you will need to complete in order to enter a college of pharmacy.

Normally, you would transfer to a college of pharmacy after you finish your freshman year. However, many colleges of pharmacy have a five-year program and students entering such programs could profitably spend two years in a pre-pharmacy curriculum. In order to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy in minimum time, the first year (or two-year) program must correlate closely with the program recommended by the colleges of pharmacy. The pre-pharmacy course of study consists of two years (65 semester hours).

Recommended Courses

Course Area Credits
English 6
General biology 4
Microbiology 4
General chemistry 8
Organic chemistry 8
Human anatomy and physiology (Cadaver lab required) 8

Calculus I and II

Statistics 3
Microeconomics 3
Computer Literacy 3
Electives: history, psychology, others 6

Note: It is important you check with your pre-pharmacy college to make sure the courses you take at ENMU are going to be accepted for credit toward your pre-pharmacy bachelor's degree.

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Portales, NM 88130
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FAX: 575.562.2192

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