Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles. Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. (Source: United State Department of Labor, Healthcare Occupations)

Required Coursework (Iowa State University course numbers)

The coursework listed below should be used as a starting point for degree planning. This list is not intended to be a complete list of requirements for all pharmacy schools, nor is every class listed required by all pharmacy schools. Information about the various pharmacy schools, as well as a list of their required coursework can be found at the AACP Pharm.D. School Information website.

  • Biol 211 and 211L & Biol 212 and 212L
  • Chem 177 and 177L & Chem 178 and 178L
  • Chem 331 and 331L & Chem 332 and 332L
  • Phys 131 and 131L & Phys 132 and 132L OR Phys 231 and 231L & Phys 232 and 232L OR Phys 115 and 115L
  • BBMB 404 & 404 OR BBMB 303 OR BBMB 316
  • Psych 101
  • Econ 101
  • Stat 101
  • Math 160 OR Math 165
  • SpCm 212

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