Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Pacific Region to Pre-Pharmacy MOU

Pacific Pre-pharmacy Program

A comprehensive preparatory program for students in the Pacific region who plan to apply to the College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Completion of the Pre-pharmacy course curriculum or equivalent is required for admission into the professional degree program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). This program is an extension of our existing UH Hilo Pre-Pharmacy Program to meet the needs of students in the Pacific Region who may not have access to formal training opportunities. Student accessibility to courses is being broadened through enhanced distance-learning efforts as well as with on-campus classes. Mentorship, guidance and tutorial program are being developed to provide students the opportunity to successfully complete these academic requirements according to individual need. Admission into the completion of the Pre-pharmacy Program does not guarantee admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Contact: pacpharm@hawaii.edu Phone: (808) 933-2931
Fax: (808) 933-2981

Pre-Pharmacy Requirements - course equivalents in Natural Sciences1

American Samoa CC, University of Guam, Guam CC

UH Hilo Course American Samoa CC University of Guam Guam CC
BIOL 171-171L Introductory Biology I (3), Introductory Biology I Lab (1) BIOL 180/180L BIOL 157/L None
BIOL 172-172L Introductory Biology II (3), Introductory Biology II Lab (1) BIOL 181/181L BIOL 158/L None
CHEM 161-161L General Chemistry I (3), General Chemistry I Lab (1) CHEM 150/150L CHEM 102/L None
CHEM 162-162L General Chemistry II (3), General Chemistry II Lab (1) CHEM 151 CHEM 103/L None
CHEM 241-241L Organic Chem I (3), Organic Chem I Lab (1) None CHEM 311/L None
CHEM 242-242L Organic Chem II (3), Organic Chem II Lab (1) None CHEM 312/L None
BIOL 243-243L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3), Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1) BIOL 250 BIOL 124/L SI 130
BIOL 244-244L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3), Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1) BIOL 251 BIOL 125/L None
BIOL 275-275L Fund Microbiology (3), Microbiology Lab (1)
or
BIOL 375-375L Biology of Microorganisms (3), Biology of Microorganisms Lab (1)
BIOL 255 BIOL 225/L None

College of the Marshall Islands, College of Micronesia, Northern Marianas College, Palau CC

UH Hilo Course College of the Marshall Islands College of Micronesia Northern Marianas College Palau CC
BIOL 171-171L Introductory Biology I (3), Introductory Biology I Lab (1) None SC 250 None SC 109
BIOL 172-172L Introductory Biology II (3), Introductory Biology II Lab (1) None SC 255 None SC 110
CHEM 161-161L General Chemistry I (3), General Chemistry I Lab (1) None None None SC 160
CHEM 162-162L General Chemistry II (3), General Chemistry II Lab (1) None None None SC 161
CHEM 241-241L Organic Chem I (3), Organic Chem I Lab (1) None None None None
CHEM 242-242L Organic Chem II (3), Organic Chem II Lab (1) None None None None
BIOL 243-243L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3), Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1) SC 110A SC 122A BI 251 SC 159A
BIOL 244-244L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3), Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1) SC 110B or SC 210B SC 122B BI 252 SC 159B
BIOL 275-275L Fund Microbiology (3), Microbiology Lab (1)
or
BIOL 375-375L Biology of Microorganisms (3), Biology of Microorganisms Lab (1)
SC 115 SC 180 BI 225 SC 209

  1. Based on currently available online catalogs and subject to revision. The Pre-pharmacy Orientation course (IS 201) will be offered both on campus at UH Hilo and through distance learning each spring semester. Please contact UH Hilo Pacific Pre-Pharmacy Program advising (pacpharm@hawaii.edu) for assistance with General Education requirements (30 credits) and most recent revisions. ↩︎