University Core Curriculum
All bachelor’s degrees require completion of a core curriculum. Further information on courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements can be obtained by consulting the current class listings, an academic advisor, or the core curriculum .
Grade Point Average Requirements
Prepharmacy students must maintain the following minimum grade point average requirement in both the overall and math/science courses included in the pre-pharmacy curriculum requirements given above.
Minimum Required Grade Point Average
|End of first semester of freshman year
|End of second semester of freshman year
|End of second semester of sophomore year
|End of second semester of junior year
Students not meeting these minimum grade point average requirements will have a hold placed on their enrollment (registration) record until such time as they change majors.
The pre-pharmacy student is required to apply to the college of pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program no later than the end of their sophomore year. If the student is not applying to the college of pharmacy, the student may not remain a pre-pharmacy major. A HOLD will be placed on the student record and it will remain until this is satisfied. Students wishing to obtain a Bachelor’s degree prior to starting the Pharm. D. program should maintain their degree program in their major prior to applying to the Pharmacy program.
This policy does not imply that a student with grades within these guidelines is guaranteed admission. Pharmacy admission is based upon several factors including an interview. The average GPA of admitted students has been within a range 3.2 - 3.6.
This policy does not apply to incoming transfer students who must have a 3.0 GPA for the overall and math/science pre-pharmacy GPA and successfully complete the required pre-pharmacy courses* to be admitted as a pre-pharmacy student.
*Required pre-pharmacy courses: CHEM 1331; BIOL 1361 or BIOL 1362; and MATH 1431
Additionally, students with 30 or more hours of Pre-Pharmacy prerequisites may not change their major to Pre-Pharmacy. Any student with an interest in pharmacy, regardless of major, may receive advising directly from University of Houston College of Pharmacy. After a student has completed 30 hours of prerequisites, the student should be applying to the College of Pharmacy and/or putting their back up plan in place in the event that they are denied admission to the College of Pharmacy.