Chemistry Major for Pre-Pharmacy Students

This curriculum meets the requirements for admission to the UK Pharmacy School but does not guarantee admission. The requirements for other schools may be different - consult your pharmacy advisor to alter this curriculum to meet your needs.

Electives should be chosen to complete the requirement of a minor in another discipline. For example, if a BIO minor is chosen, BIO 115 and 216 should be completed in place of BIO222.

Schedule University Studies electives to satisfy university requirements.

Complete upper division electives to total 32 hours for a major in chemistry. The University of KY requires either 2 years of HS or 1 year of college foreign language.

Suggested Curriculum Sequence    

First Semester (14 credit hours)

  • CHE 100 Transitions (1 credit hour)

  • CHE 201 General College Chemistry (5 credit hours)

  • BIO 221 General Zoology (4 credit hours)

  • ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry (4 credit hours)

Second Semester (17 credit hours)

  • CHE 202 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (5 credit hours)

  • BIO 227 Human Anatomy Lecture (2 credit hours)

  • BIO 228 Human Anatomy Laboratory (2 credit hours)

  • MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 credit hours)

  • COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3 credit hours)

Third Semester (15 credit hours)

  • CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I (5 credit hours)

  • PHY 130/131 General Physics I (3 credit hours)

  • BIO 300 Introduction to Microbiology (4 credit hours)

  • Choose one of the following courses:

    • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)

    • ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)

Fourth Semester (15 credit hours)

  • CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II (3 credit hours)

  • PHY 132/133 General Physics II (4 credit hours)

  • CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry I (5 credit hours)

  • 229 Human Physiology Lecture (3 credit hours)

Fifth Semester (13 credit hours)

  • CHE 325 Organic Chemistry II Lab (3 credit hours)

  • HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition: Continuity (3 credit hours)

  • STA 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4 credit hours)

  • ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credit hours)

Sixth Semester

  • CHE 330 Basic Biochemistry (3 credit hours)

  • ENG 204 Advanced Expository Writing (3 credit hours)

  • CIV 201 World Civilizations I (3 hours)

  • Minor Courses

Seventh Semester

  • CHE 352 Basic Chemical Instrumentation (4 credit hours)

  • CSC 235 Programming in C++ (3 credit hours)EGR 140 or CSC 232 may be substituted.

  • PSY 180 General Psychology (3 credit hours)

  • Minor Courses

Eighth Semester (5 credit hours)

  • CHE 403 Basic Physical Chemistry (5 credit hours)

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