The Pre-Pharmacy program is a one of HBU’s Health Professions Programs. It is designed to help prepare you to apply to pharmacy schools. The state of Texas has seven pharmacy schools: Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Texas Southern University-Houston, Texas Tech – Amarillo, University of Houston, University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas, and University of North Texas. Each school has their own set of pre-requisite courses and students can fulfill these prerequisites at HBU in our pre-pharmacy program. The following courses are often required by pharmacy schools. Students should check with pharmacy schools for exact requirements.
- General Biology (BIOL 2454, 2455, 3301)
- Advanced Human Anatomy & General Physiology (BIOL 3454, 3456)
- Microbiology (BIOL 3414)
- Genetics (BIOL 3444)
- General Chemistry (CHEM 2415, 2416)
- Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3313, 3131, 3333, 3132)
- English (ENGL 1320, 1330, 2315 or 2325)
- Math (MATH 1313, 1434, 1451) varies
- Statistics (PSYC 2301, MATH 3401)
- Physics (PHYS 1416)
- Economics (ECON 2311)
- US History (HIST 2313, 2323)
- US/Texas Government (GOVT 2313, 2334)
- Speech (COMM 1323)
- Social/Behavioral Science (PSYC 1313, SOCI 1313)
- Fine Arts
Please be aware that pre-pharmacy is not a major. You should select a major based on your area of interest, but science majors are recommended in order to satisfy many of the prerequisite courses while you pursue your HBU degree. Biochemistry-Molecular Biology, Biology or Chemistry majors are especially compatible with the above courses and are recommended by the Health Professions Office. Additional elective courses, beyond those needed for graduation, may be necessary to complete all the pre-pharmacy pre-requisites so that students are ready to apply to pharmacy schools.
Mrs. Cathy Capes is the Health Professions Director. She is available for advising and questions on selecting majors, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, community service and clinical experience by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by making an appointment.
Meet with other Health Professions Students
The Health Professions Office sponsors AED, Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national honor society for pre-health professions students. You can meet twice a month with other students who share your interest in a health professions career.
Here are some of the places you can find HBU Huskies…
- University of Charleston
- Texas A & M
- University of Incarnate Word
- Texas Southern University
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
- University of Texas
- University of Houston
“Houston Baptist University and the Health Professions Program advisers provided me with invaluable support and advice during the application process for Pharmacy school. Thanks to their personal interest in my achievements and academic development, I was able to apply confidently with a flawless application and a personalized Letter of Evaluation. The mock interview process they conducted helped relieve anxiety and was especially useful when I started facing actual interviews. The thoroughness of the material and the organized way in which it was presented in all my science classes at HBU helped me develop good study habits and gave me an excellent foundation for the future. I believe that the professors at HBU truly cared about my success and were there every step of the way to support and encourage me to achieve my goals of getting into and excelling in pharmacy school.”
Sharon Fonseca, University of Texas School of Pharmacy