The two pre-pharmacy or pre-professional years are at the entry-level of the curriculum. After successful completion of pre-pharmacy courses, students may apply for admission to the professional program leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees.
Pre-Professional Year 1
Fall Semester (17 credits)
|ARA___||Appreciation of Arabic Literature||3|
|BIO201||General Biology I||4|
Spring Semester (16 credits)
|CHM311||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHM313||Organic Chemistry I, Lab||1|
|PHA202||Medical Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|PHA204||Computer Application to Pharmacy||2|
Pre-Professional Year 2
Fall Semester (14 credits)
|CHM312||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHM314||Organic Chemistry II, Lab||1|
|ENG203||Fundamental of Oral Communication||3|
|PHA209||Principles of Pathophysiology and Immunology||4|
|PHA211||Microbiological Basis of Disease||3|
Spring Semester (17 credits)
|PHA205||Statistics for Health Profession Majors||3|
|______||LAC-Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy or Religion||3|
Academic Rules and Procedures
Pre-pharmacy students follow LAU’s undergraduate academic rules and procedures that govern passing grades, academic standing, probation, recognition, student classification, academic load, and student conduct.
To be eligible for applying to the professional pharmacy program, LAU students must fulfill all of the following conditions during their pre-pharmacy years:
- Completed all pre-pharmacy courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Passed all major courses with a minimum letter grade C on any course. Major courses include all PHA courses and BIO201, CHM201, CHM311, CHM312 , CHM313 and CHM314. For the non-major courses, D is considered as a passing letter grade.
- Did not exceed three course repeats, whether these repeats were of the same course or different courses. Note that a course withdrawal that is noted as “WF” is counted as a repeat.
- Did not receive more than one official academic warning.
For transfer students, only the courses that are listed in the pre-pharmacy curriculum, either transferred from their previous University or done at LAU, will be taken into consideration in the calculation of the GPA and number of repeats.