BSc Pharmacy Program

Academic Admission Requirements

Important Notice Regarding 2015 Admission Requirements

Please note, the list of admission requirements for the 2015 Winter session intake of the Pharmacy program may change. If you would like to learn more about these proposed changes, please visit our web site at:

If you have questions about admission to our program, contact us directly at or visit our website:

Academic Requirements for Admission

Prerequisite Courses required for admission:

Applicants must have completed 1st year courses from an accredited university, or a recognized university-transfer college program, in Biology, Chemistry, English, and Calculus Math.

The specific courses required for applicants from UBC are:

Biology BIOL 112 (or MICB 201), plus BIOL 121 and BIOL 140
Chemistry CHEM 111 & 113, or CHEM 121 & 123
English 1st year (6 credits), or SCIE 113 plus 3 credits of 1st year ENGL. (ENGL 112 is recommended)
Mathematics MATH 102 (recommended) or one of MATH 100, 104, 120, 180, or 184; plus MATH 103 (recommended) or MATH 101, 105, or 121

Also acceptable are the UBC Science One program (plus 6 credits of 1st year English) and the Coordinated Science Program (General Science Option) (plus 6 credits of 1st year English).

The specific courses required for applicants from UBC-Okanagan are:

Biology BIOL 1121, 116, 125
Chemistry CHEM 121/1232 or CHEM 111/1133
English Two of ENGL 112, 114, 150, 151, 153
Mathematics MATH 100/101

1BIOL 228 is an acceptable equivalent for BIOL 112.
2For students with a minimum of 67% in Chemistry 12.
3For students without a minimum of 67% in Chemistry 12.

Non-UBC applicants without these specific UBC courses need to present a full year each (i.e. 2 semesters) of:

  • First-year university Biology with a lab*
  • First-year university Chemistry with a lab
  • First-year university English (for which UBC gives transfer credit)
  • First-year university Calculus

*If admitted, these non-UBC applicants may need to register in BIOL 112 if they have insufficient background for second year Microbiology. Students who have any doubts about their preparedness for the first-year Pharmacy program should consult an advisor at or telephone 604-822-0344.

Non-UBC students taking courses in BC may consult the BC Transfer Guide at

To assist students further,  we have available a document that lists the courses from different post-secondary institution that transfers to UBC to fulfill our prerequisites. You may view the list by clicking here.

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