There are two routes to the completion of a Pre-Pharmacy degree at Tusculum.

The first is to complete concentration requirements as outlined below and the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Tusculum. A student can then apply for admission to the pharmacy school of his or her choice.

The second route is for the exceptional student. Upon completion of the pre-pharmacy requirements and acceptance to pharmacy school, students will be able to enroll at that pharmacy school and begin their studies. After the successful completion of one year (minimum of 36 semester hours) from an accredited pharmacy school, the student must submit an official transcript to the Tusculum Registrar’s Office documenting his or her successful completion of the first year of study. Upon review and approval, the student will then be awarded a B.S. degree in Biology, Pre-Pharmacy from Tusculum at the next regularly scheduled graduation.

Pre-Pharmacy Concentration Hours
BIOL 302/302L Human Physiology (with Lab) 4
BIOL 321/321L CHEM 301/301L Biochemistry (with Lab) 4
CHEM 203/203L Organic Chemistry I (with Lab) 4
CHEM 204/204L Organic Chemistry II (with Lab) 4
*MATH 190 Calculus I 3
**PHYS 201/201L General Physics I (with Lab) 4
NOTE: MATH 140 Elementary Statistics and BUSN 201 Principles of Economics I from the General Education core are required.
Concentration Hours 24
* Prerequisite of MATH 160 or MATH 180 (not required if ACT/SAT scores merit exemption)
** Some pharmacy schools require Physics II as a prerequisite. The University of Tennessee requires human anatomy (BIOL 304). Students should check the prerequisites of the schools to which they plan to apply to make sure they have all the required courses.