Pre-Health Professions Program

Three Year Plan For Articulation Into Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Or Chiropractic Programs

All of the following classes are mandatory for students who wish to receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Human Health Sciences from Hawaii Pacific University after articulating to a Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Chiropractic or Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at one of our partner institutions.

Transfer credits are permitted, but a minimum of 30 credits must be taken at Hawaii Pacific University. 

Although the below list includes all the necessary science pre-requisites required for all of these professional schools, students are responsible for ensuring that if their chosen program has any specific social science / humanities pre-requisites, the appropriate Ged Ed courses are selected. 

Note:  The following list is organized into “terms” to aid course planning, but the order is not mandatory.  Students may take courses in any order they wish while following course progression and meeting pre-requisites.  Credit value is shown in brackets after the course code. 


Year One Fall

BIOL 2050 (4) - GENERAL BIOLOGY

BIOL 2051 (1) – GEN BIO LAB

CHEM 2050 (3) GS C – GENERAL CHEMISTRY

CHEM 2051 (1) – GEN CHEM LAB

PSY 1000 (3) R&E C -PSYCHOLOGY

Gen Ed Core (3)

TOTAL = 15 credits


Year One Spring

BIOL 2052 (4) GS A – GEN BIO II

BIOL 2053 (1) – GEN BIO LAB II

CHEM 2052 (3) – GEN CHEMISTRY II

CHEM 2053 (1) – GEN CHEM LAB II

Gen Ed Core (3)

Gen Ed Core (3)

TOTAL = 15 credits


Year Two Fall

BIOL 3050 (3)  - GENETICS

PHYS 2030 (3) – COLLEGE PHYSICS I

PHYS 2031 (1) – COLLEGE PHYSICS I LAB

MATH 2214 (3) R&E B – CALCULUS I

Gen Ed Core (3)

Gen Ed Core (3)

TOTAL = 16 credits


Year Two Spring

PHYS 2032 (3) – COLLEGE PHYSICS II

PHYS 2033 (1) – COLLEGE PHYSICS II LAB

MATH 2215 (3) – CALCULUS II

ENVS 3000 (3) (UD CIT) – ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Gen Ed Core (3)

TOTAL = 16 credits


Year Three Fall

BIOL 3034 (3) - HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

BIOL 3035 (1) - HUMAN PHYS LAB

CHEM 3030 (3) – ORGANIC CHEM I

CHEM 3031 (1) – ORGANIC CHEM LAB I

PMED 3900/3950 (3) – PRE-HEALTH SEMINAR AND PRACTICUM

MATH 1123 (3) - STATISTICS

Gen Ed Core (3)

TOTAL = 17 credits


Year Three Spring

BIOL 3036 (3) - HUMAN ANATOMY

BIOL 3037 (1) - HUMAN ANATOMY LAB

BIOL 3040 (3) - MICROBIOLOGY

BIOL 3041 (1) – MICROBIOLOGY LAB

CHEM 3032 (3) – ORGANIC CHEM II

CHEM 3033 (1) – ORGANIC CHEM II LAB

Gen Ed Core (3)

TOTAL = 15 credits


TOTAL CREDITS at HPU = 94


Year Four Courses will be taken at one of HPU’s partner institutions and credits will transfer back to HPU in order to fulfill the B.S. in BIOL - HHS degree requirements.