Examples of Acceptable Courses

The table below provides examples of the known courses, or combinations of courses, which may be used to meet specific subject requirements for the PharmD program.  The table includes listings for Ontario Universities, as well some non-Ontario universities. Due to the large number of post-secondary institutions we cannot list all institutions. You may meet our academic requirements by attending any recognized university. Updates will be made to these listings as new information becomes available.

The courses listed in the Biology, Chemistry and Math fields are suggestions of typical course combinations that may be used to meet specific subject areas, and are most commonly required at first and second year level science programs.  You must complete the minimum number of full course equivalents (FCE) in each subject area as indicated below.

While there is no specific required course content, prospective students must include 0.5 FCE Calculus to satisfy the Math requirement. Please refer to restrictions outlined in the Academic Requirements section.

Biology - 1.0 FCE

Chemistry – 1.5 FCEs

Math –1.0 FCE (including 0.5 FCE Calculus)
  • Minimum  of 2 terms/ semesters
  • The examples listed in the chart below are 1st year Intro / General Bio which are most commonly required for science programs
  • Minimum of 3 terms/ semesters
  • The examples listed below are 1st year Intro/General Chemistry and Organic Chem which are most commonly required for science programs
  • Minimum of 2 terms/semesters
  • The examples listed are for Calculus, most commonly required for science programs; however,  you may opt to take a different Math to meet  0.5 of the 1.0 FCE requirement

In addition to the subjects listed on the table below remember that the following courses are also among the subject requirements:

  • Two terms/semesters of Humanities/Social Sciences at thes university level are also among the subject requirements but none are listed in the table as there are a very wide range of subjects that are acceptable. Please refer to the Academic Requirements section for additional details.

Acceptable Courses Table

In the table below, a '+' sign indicates a required combination of courses.

University

 Biology – 1.0 FCE

Chemistry – 1.5 FCEs

Math –1.0 FCE (including 0.5 FCE Calculus)

Algoma

BIOL 1506 + BIOL 1507

or former BIOL 1021 + 1022

 

CHMI 1006 + 1007  + CHMI2426

 

 

MATH 1036 + 1037

Athabasca (Alberta)

NOTE: Challenge for credit is not acceptable

 

BIOL 204 + 205 (or +207)

CHEM 217 + 218  + Chem 350

 

 

Math 265 + 266

Brock

 

BIOL1P91 + 1P92

or former Biol 1F90

Chem1P91 + 1P92 + 2P20 )

or former Chem 1F92 + 2P20

Math 1P05 +1P06

or 1P01 +1P02

 

U of British Columbia

 

BIOL 112 + 121

or former BIOL 115 or 110 + 120 (or  +121)

or BIOL 116 + 125 (Okanagan)

Chem 121 + 123  + 233 (or +203)

or Chem 111 + 113 +233 (or +203)

Math102 + 103

or Math 120 + 121

or 100 + 101 or 103

or Math 104 + 105

Carleton

 

BIOL 1103 + 1104

or former BIOL 1003+1004

 

Chem1001 (or 1005)  + 1002 (or +1006) + 2203

 

Math 1007+2007

 

CEGEP (Quebec)

General Biology I and II

(course codes with prefix ‘101’)

 

General chemistry + Chemistry of Solutions + Organic Chem

(course codes  with prefix ‘202’)

Calculus I and II

(course codes with prefix ‘201’)

Guelph

 

Any two of : BIOL1050, 1070, 1080, 1090

 

 

Chem 1040 +1050 + 2700

 

Math1200 +1210

or 1080+1090 (or + former 2080)

Lakehead

 

Biology 1110+1130

Chem 1110+1130 + 2211

or former Chem 1101 + 2211

 

Math1171 + 1172

 

Laurentian

 

Biol 1506+1507

CHMI1006 +1007 + 2426

Math 1036 +1037

McGill (Quebec)

 

BIOL111 + 112

Chem 110 + 120 + 212

Math 140 + 141

McMaster

 

Biol 1A03 + 1M03 (or + former 1AA3 )

or Hlth Sci 1I06

Chem 1A03 + 1AA3 + (one of either 20A3 or 20C3)

or former Chem 1A06 + 2BA3

 

Math 1A03  + 1AA3

or Math 1LS3 + 1LT3

or former Math 1C06 or 1A06

 

Nipissing

 

Biol 1006 + 1007

Chem 1006 + 1007 + 2306

Math 1036 + 1037

Ottawa

 

Bio 1130 + 1140

or Bio 1530 + 1540

or Former Bio 1110 +1120

 

 

 

Chm 1311 or 1301  + 1321  + 2120

or Chm 1711 (or1701) + 1721 + 2520

 

Math 1320 + 1322

or 1330 + 1332

or 1720 + 1722

or 1730 + 1732

Queen’s

 

Biol 102 + 103

 

Chem 112 + 281

or Online versions Chem 113 +114  + 281

Math 120 or  121,

or Math 123+124

 

Ryerson

 

BLG (or CBLG) 143+144

 

 

CHY103 (or CCHY103)
(or CKCH106) + CHY113
(or CKCH113) + CHY142
(or CKCH142)

 

 

MTH/CMTH 131+231

or MTH140+240

or MTH/CMTH207 + 310

 

Toronto (St. George)

 

BIO120H1 + 130H1

or former BIO150Y1

CHM135H1 + 136H1 + 247H1 (or + 249H1)

or CHM151Y1 + 247H1 (or + 249H1)

or former CHM139H1 + 138H1 + 247H1 (or + 249)

or former CHM137Y + 247H1 (or + 249H1)

MAT135H1 + 136H1

or 137Y1

or former MAT135Y1 or 136Y1                 

Toronto (at Mississauga)

 

BIO152H5 + 153H5

CHM110H5 + 120H5 + 242H5

or former Chem 140Y5 + 242H5

 

 MAT132H5 + 134H5

or MAT 135H5 + 136H5

or MAT137Y5

or former: MAT134Y5 or  135Y5 or 132Y5 or 138Y5

Toronto (at Scarborough)

 

BIOA01H3 + A02H3

or former BGYA01H3 + A02H3

or BGYA01Y3

CHMA10H3 + A11H3 + CHMB41H3/B43Y3

or former CHMA01Y + CHMB41H3/B43Y3

or former CHMA02Y + CHMB41H3/B43Y3

MATA30H3 + A36H3

or MATA31H3 + A37H3

or  MATA29H3 + A35H3

or former MATA26Y

 

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

(Ontario Tech University)

 

Biol 1010U +1020U

CHM1010U +1020U + 2020U

MAT1010U (or 1000U) +1020U

Trent

 

Biol 1020H +1030H

 

Chem1000H + 1010H + 2100H

 

MATH1110H + 1120H

 

 

Waterloo

 

Any two of : BIOL  120, 130, 239, 240

or, the former BIOL 110 or  112 may be used in combination or with any of the above  

or the former  139 or  140 may be used in combination  or with 120 or 130

Chem120  +123 + 264 (or + 266)

or former Chem 121 +125 + 264 (or + 266)

Math 127 + 128
or 137 + 138
or 147 + 148

or former Math 107 + 108

Western U

(Univ of Western Ontario)

 

Biology 1001a + 1002b

or 1201a + 1202b

or, former Biology 1222 or 1223

 

[Biology 1225 and 1229a/b are NOT acceptable

Chemistry 1301a/b + 1302a/b + 2273a  (or +2213a/b)

or former Chemistry 1100a/b + 1200b + 2273a (or +2213a/b)

or former Chemistry 1050 + 2273a (or + 2213a/b)

 

 

(Calculus 1000a/b or former 1100aob) + (1501a/b or 1301 a/b)

 

 

Wilfrid Laurier

 

BI 110 +111

 

CH110 + 111 + 202

MA103 + MA104

or (MA100 + 101) + MA 104

or former MA110

Windsor

 

BIOL1111 + 1101

or former 55-140 + 141

CHEM1100 + 1110 + 2300

or former Chem59-140 + 59-141 + 59-230

MATH1720 or 1760 + 1730

or former 62-139 or 62-140 + 62-141

York

 

SC/Biol1000 3.0 + 1001 3.0

or former SC/Biol 1010 6.0

or 1410 6.0

CHM1000 3.0  + 1001 3.0 + 2020 3.0 or former 2020 6.0

or former 1000.06 + 2020 3.0 or former 2020 6.0

or former 1010.06 + 2020 3.0 or former 2020 6.0

Math 1013 3.0  + 1014 3.0

or 1300 3.0 + 1310 3.0

or  GL Math 1930 3.0 + 1940 3.0

or  former Math1000 3.0 + 1010 3.0