Course Requirements for Students Participating in 3+4 Pharmacy Program partnership with the University of Kentucky

Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, has a unique partnership with the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy in which you can receive both a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Transylvania and the Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky.

As a Transylvania student you will complete the general pre-pharmacy course requirements for admission to the UK College of Pharmacy as well as all general education requirements at Transylvania. Through an agreement and partnership with the UK College of Pharmacy, Transylvania students who apply and are accepted into the UK College of Pharmacy pursuant to the terms of the agreement will transfer to the UK College of Pharmacy after completing the required pre-pharmacy courses and 27 units at Transylvania. Upon admission to the UK College of Pharmacy, the equivalent of 9 units of credit (min. of 27 semester hours) taken from a list of approved courses will be transferred back to Transylvania University as elective credits and the student will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Transylvania University.

Students interested in pursuing this 3+4 program should contact Dr. Eva Csuhai upon admission to Transylvania University or as early in their academic course work at Transylvania as possible. To successfully complete all of the pre-pharmacy course work and general education course work in three years does require that you follow a recommended sequence of courses with only limited room for flexibility from the recommended sequence of courses. Students may also contact the Pre-Health Coordinator located in the Center for Academic and Professional Enrichment, Old Morrison, room 107.

ACCT 2014 Principles of Accounting I*
BIO  1204  Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells 
BIO 1206 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems
BIO 2042 Biologists’ Toolkit
BIO 2014 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 2104 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIO 3046 Microbiology
CHEM 1055 Principles of General Chemistry I
CHEM 1065 Principles of General Chemistry II
CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2165 Organic Chemistry II
ECON 2024 Principles of Microeconomics*
HES 1114 Health and Wellness
FYS 1004  First-Year Seminar
FYS 1104   First-Year Research Seminar
GE Area I HES-1114 Health and Wellness    
GE Area III List A course     
GE Area III List B course     
GE Area IV courses (2)     
GE Area V courses (2)    
MATH 1144 Elementary Statistics 
MATH  1304  Calculus I 
WRC Course**     
*UK requires a course in microeconomics, Macroeconomics, or Accounting   
**Approved WRC courses: 


WRC 1004 Intro to Communication
WRC 1034 Public Speaking
WRC 2054 Intercultural Communication
WRC 2114 Interpersonal Communication

General Course Requirements for Students Planning to Attend Pharmacy School in Kentucky

  • One semester of biology with laboratory
  • Two semesters of general chemistry with laboratories
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratories
  • Two semesters of English
  • One semester of calculus or a semester of college algebra AND elementary calculus
  • One semester of microeconomics or macroeconomics or accounting
  • One semester of microbiology with laboratory
  • One semester of statistics
  • One semester of human anatomy
  • One semester of physiology
  • Public speaking required by some colleges
  • 10–19 hours of elective courses
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