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.

ACCT2014Principles of Accounting I*
BIO 1204 Integrated Concepts of Biology: Molecules and Cells 
BIO1206Integrated Concepts of Biology: Organisms and Ecosystems
BIO2042Biologists’ Toolkit
BIO2014Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO2104Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM1055Principles of General Chemistry I
CHEM1065Principles of General Chemistry II
CHEM2155Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2165Organic Chemistry II
ECON2024Principles of Microeconomics*
EXSC1113Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
FYS1004 First-Year Seminar
FYS1104  First-Year Research Seminar
GE Area I EXSC-1113 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness  
GE Area III List A course   
GE Area III List B course   
GE Area IV courses (2)   
GE Area V courses (2)  
MATH1144Elementary 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