Prepharmacy Program


Fairleigh Dickinson University offers the prerequisite courses for admission to pharmacy school. FDU students who complete the prepharmacy program must apply for admission to and meet the entrance requirements of the pharmacy school of their choice.
1st Semester (15 credits)

BIOL1251/BIOL1253     General Biology I & Lab 
CHEM1201     General Chemistry I
CHEM1203     General Chemistry I Lab
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
MATH1107     Pre Calculus

2nd semester (15 credits)

BIOL1252/BIOL1254     General Biology II & Lab
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry II Lab
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
MATH1201     Calculus I

3rd Semester (18 credits)

CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry I Lab
UNIV2002       Global Issues
ENGL2201     Masterpieces of World Lit. I
PHYS2201     General Physics Lab I
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PSYC1101     General Psychology

4th Semester (18 credits)

CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry Lab II
UNIV2001       Cross-cultural Perspectives 
ENGL2202     Masterpieces of World Lit. II
PHYS2202     General Physics Lab II
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHIL1102     Introduction to Philosophy *

* SOCI1101 Introduction to Sociology may be substituted for PHIL1102 Introduction to Philosophy.

The curriculum outlined above satisfies most of the first two years’ requirements for majors in biology and chemistry and also provides a convenient entry to other degree programs in the University. This means that prepharmacy students will have built-in lateral mobility if their interests change. It also provides an alternative to premedical students in a profession that is also oriented to health care.