The courses in this section are working towards the required pre-requisites for the Pre-Pharmacy program at the University of the Incarnate Word
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 79 college-level hours, of which 68 will transfer and apply, as EDUC 1300, MATH 1414 and MATH 2412 will transfer but will NOT be applicable to the University of the Incarnate Word baccalaureate degree in Pre-Pharmacy.
Note: The University of the Incarnate Word does not have a maximum number of college-level transfer hours accepted towards a baccalaureate degree. Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees.
Note: For Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is NOT core complete and NOT degree complete. Students will need 3 SCH of American History (60) Core and 3 SCH of Government/Political Science (70) Core for an Associate of Science degree.
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
Special Admission for Pre-Pharmacy at the University of the Incarnate Word
It should be noted that there are other areas that you might explore to prepare you for the very competitive selection process for acceptance into the UIW School of Pharmacy. The courses below are not the only courses you can take, but rather a minimum selection to help you prepare for your chosen field of study. Your advisor will be the best person to help you decide what courses that you should take to be successful. Understand the school does not allow transfer of professional pharmacy credits or waiver of requisites, nor does it admit students from other colleges or schools of pharmacy.
Successful applicants to the pre-pharmacy sequence must meet all admission criteria of the UIW including:
- high school course difficulty
- class rank
- SAT or ACT scores
- extracurricular activities (including work experience)
- letters of recommendation
Students with excellent grades in appropriate high school and/or post- secondary math and science courses will be placed in the pre-pharmacy cohort. The number of seats in each pre-pharmacy cohort is limited. Students who have not completed higher levels of math and science will be placed in college level math and science and reevaluated at the end of the first semester of study.
Full time students who earn a semester GPA of less than 2.0 in any 12-semester hours or more will be placed on scholastic probation. A cumulative GPA below 2.0 will also be considered as a basis for probationary status. Although attendance at the University is not precluded, students on scholastic probation may no longer continue as a pre-pharmacy major.
Promotion and Retention:
The completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum does not lead to a degree. Completion of the pre-pharmacy sequence satisfies the educational requirements for application to most pharmacy schools in the United States and Canada. Admission to the UIW professional program in pharmacy is not promised or guaranteed. The student completing the curriculum will have at least 70 hours of core education and science courses that are applicable to a variety of degree paths in the physical and social sciences.
Minimum Requirements for Application to the PharmD program:
- Overall minimum GPA of 2.5
- 2.5 GPA in science and math courses
- Grades of C or better in core science and math courses. (C-minus is not accepted).
PHARMACY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION TEST (PCAT) Register for UIW school of Pharmacy site #99 must be taken by January of entry year for professional school.
Additional University of the Incarnate Word Advising Notes
- Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to the University of the Incarnate Word, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at http://www.uiw.edu/advising/.
- Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the University of the Incarnate Word requirements for this degree plan from the University of the Incarnate Word Undergraduate Catalog.
- Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at the University of the Incarnate Word as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with the University of the Incarnate Word
This Transfer Advising Guide represents the University of the Incarnate Word degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to the University of the Incarnate Word. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review the University of the Incarnate Word’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are the University of the Incarnate Word’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon the University of the Incarnate Word’s 2017-2018 catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on November 9, 2017
Revised on December 1, 2017