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PrePharmacy for NEOMED Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) offers a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree. It has a consortial relationship with four Northeast Ohio public universities: Kent State, Cleveland State, Youngstown State and Akron Universities. Admissions criteria include completion of a two- or three-year prepharmacy program at an accredited university as well as satisfactory scores on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT). Each of the consortial universities has 15 admission slots for students with acceptable GPAs, PCAT scores, interview scores, etc. For further information go to the NEOMED website: or contact Dr. Soumitra Basu (room 204 Williams Hall, e-mail, telephone 330-672-3906).

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30140 Cell Biology 4
  Choose one of the following groups: 10
  Group One  
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4)  
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II (4)  
KBS   10062 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
KBS   10063 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)  
  Group Two  
KBS CHEM 10960 Honor General Chemistry (5)  
KBS    10961 Honors General Chemistry (5)  
  Choose one of the following groups: 6
  Group One  
  CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I (4)  
    20482 Basic Organic Chemistry II (2)  
  Group Two  
  CHEM 30481 Organic Chemistry I (3)  
    30482 Organic Chemistry II (3)  
  Both groups take: 2
  CHEM 30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)  
    30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)  
  Choose one of the following groups: 7
  Group One  
  CHEM 30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry (4)  
    40248 Advanced Biological Chemistry (3)  
  Group Two  
  CHEM 40245 Biochemical Foundations of Medicine (4)  
    40248 Advanced Biological Chemistry (3)  
  Choose one of the following groups: 10
  Group One  
KBS PHY 13001 General College Physics I (4)  
KBS   13002 General College Physics II (4)  
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I (1)  
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II (1)  
  Group Two  
KBS PHY 23101 General University Physics I (5)  
KBS    23102 General University Physics II (5)  
  Choose one of the following: 4-5
KMC MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)  
    12021 Calculus for Life Sciences (4)  
  Choose one of the following: 3
  MATH 12022 Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences (3)  
    30011 Basic Probability and Statistics (3)  
  Choose one of the following groups: 6
  Group One  
KCM ENG 11011 College Writing I (3)  
KCM   21011 College Writing II (3)  
  Group Two  
KCM HONR 10197 Freshman Colloquium (3)  
KCM   10297 Freshman Colloquium (3)  
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KSS PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
  Strongly recommended:  
KAD ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  
      Ethics course  


Note: All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

Students interested in applying to the NEOMED Doctor of Pharmacy degree program can satisfy all prepharmacy requirements by completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration. In this degree program, students either complete four years of study at Kent State, or with careful planning complete three years of study at Kent State and satisfy the remaining requirements of their B.S. degree in chemistry with coursework completed at NEOMED. For details, please contact the prepharmacy advisor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.