» Recommended Classes for First-Year Pre-Pharmacy Majors (APEx Program)

Here are the classes that we recommend you take during your first year as a Pre-Pharmacy major at Chapman. 

You must be enrolled in 12 credits to be considered a full-time status student, however, the APEx program requires a minimum of 13 credits per semester. The recommended courses below will put you at 15-18 credits per semester (fall and spring).

Introductory Math Requirement

As an incoming first-year student, you must take a math assessment. If you place into Math 101 (Developing Mathematical and Study Skills for STEM), then you must enroll in this course in your first semester. For more information, visit our Math Assessment webpage.  

AP Scores

If you have AP credit in the following areas, make the appropriate substitutions for fall:

4 in AP Calculus A/B: Take Math 203 (Statistics) in the fall instead of MATH 110

3 in AP Calculus B/C: Take MATH 203 (Statistics) in the fall instead of MATH 110

5 in AP Biology: Take BIOL 208 (Genetics with lab) in the fall instead of BIO 204

4 in AP Statistics and AP Calculus, take Economics 200 or 201 in the fall

Fall Semester

Pre-Pharmacy Majors are part of the Block Scheduling program for first-year students in the Fall 2023 semester. You will be pre-registered by the department in your major courses listed below in May/June. You can then build the rest of your schedule around these required major courses. You will add PHRM 100 and COM 102 (or an alternate class) during the regular registration period in early July.

MATH 110 - Single Variable Calculus I or MATH 101 - Developing Mathematical and Study Skills for STEM (Block Scheduled, after Math Assessment completed) 
Credits: 3 or 4 

As an incoming STEM major, you will be pre-registered into your Math class depending on where you place after taking the Math Assessment. 

BIO 204/204L (Block Scheduled)
Credits: 4

CHEM 140/140L (Block Scheduled)
Credits: 4

COM 102
Credits: 3

PHRM 100
Credits: 1

Spring Semester

BIO 208/208L 
Credits: 4

CHEM 150/150L
Credits: 4

ENG 103
Credits: 3

BIO 210/210L
Credits: 4

MATH 203
Credits: 3

Dr. Brown will contact you via your Chapman email to let you know how to sign up for the group Zoom summer advising sessions specific to the Pre-Pharmacy program.  In addition, you will complete an online Chapman advising module.  Many items in the online, self-paced Chapman advising portal do not apply to Pre-Pharmacy students, so an additional advising session is needed.