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Academic Coursework

Prerequisites Table

The table below indicates the courses required by NEOMED and LECOM. The left-hand column lists the requirement and the right-hand column lists the CSU courses that will meet the stated requirement. 

Courses

CSU Course Equivalent
(Credit Hours in Parenthesis)

NEOMED/LECOM

Biology and Other Life Science Sequence with Lab (8)

  • BIO 200 Introductory Biology I (3)
  • BIO 201 Introductory Biology Laboratory I (1)
  • BIO 202 Introductory Biology II (3)
  • BIO 203 Introductory Biology Laboratory II (1)
Both Required
Microbiology (3)
  • BIO 264 Microbiology (3)
  • BIO 265 Microbiology Lab (1)
NEOMED Required
Anatomy & Physiology (3)
  • BIO 266 Anatomy & Physiology 1 (3)
  • BIO 267 Anatomy & Physiology Lab (1)
  • BIO 268 Anatomy & Physiology II (3) *A&PI and lab are required. II is recommended
  • BIO 269 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
NEOMED Required

General Chemistry Sequence with Lab (8)

  • CHM 261 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 266 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 262 General Chemistry II (4)
  • CHM 267 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
Both Required

Organic Chemistry
Sequence with Lab (8)

  • CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 336 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  • CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • CHM 337 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
Both Required

General Physics
Sequence (3)

  • PHY 231 College Physics I – Biomedical Applications (4)* OR PHY 221 College Physics I (5) OR PHY 241 University Physics I (5) OR PHY 243 University Physics I (5) OR PHY 243H University Physics I – Honors (5)

Both Required

Biochemistry Sequence (3)

  • CHM 402 Biochemistry I (3) OR BIO 306/7 Biochemistry & Recitation (4)
NEOMED Required

Calculus (3)

  • MTH 181 Calculus I (4) OR MTH 181H Honors Calculus I (4)
Both Required

Statistics (3)

  • STA 147 Statistical Concepts with Applications (3), OR PSY 317 Behavioral Science Statistics (3), OR SOC 354 Quantitative Sociological Research (3)
Both Required

Economics (3)

Required by NEOMED

Recommended by CSU*

 

ANY Economics Course

  • ECN 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
LECOM Required

Literature or
Composition (6)

ANY English Composition and/or Literature Courses

  • ENG 100 Intensive College Writing (3) OR ENG 101 College Writing I (3)
  • ENG 102 College Writing II (3) OR ENG 102H College Writing II – Honors (3)
Both Required

Psychology (3)

ANY Psychology Course

  • PSY 101 Introduction to
    Psychology (4)
Both Required

Elective Courses

ANY courses in the areas of humanities, social science, business, computer literacy, and additional coursework in other prerequisite categories to total 72.

General Education courses recommended.

NEOMED: A minimum of 63 hours prior to matriculation

LECOM: A minimum of 60 hours prior to matriculation

The above list is not comprehensive for all pharmacy schools. Each school may have slightly different requirements and it is the responsibility of the student to take prerequisite courses according to the schools they plan to apply to.