The Department of Pharmacology is proud to offer an undergraduate Pharmacology Minor - a 12-credit free-standing minor program offered through the College of Biological Sciences (CBS). A detailed description of program requirements can be found here. Directed Research or UROP opportunities are also available to undergraduate students. We also offer supplemental activities, organized by the Pharmacology Club and the Director of Undergraduate Studies, to enrich the undergraduate training experience. Earning a Pharmacology Minor, particularly one with a research component, will enhance your chances of acceptance into graduate schools in biomedical research and professional degree programs in the health sciences (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine).

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota encourages undergraduate students to complete the Minor Program in Pharmacology to enhance their chances of acceptance to Pharmacy School. Additionally, the Medical School recently approved Pharmacology courses for its prerequisites as "required courses/additional science courses" and/or "recommended courses." Completing our undergraduate Minor program is also great preparation for graduate training in pharmacology; please explore your options in our Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics graduate program.

To declare a Pharmacology Minor, please fill out the appropriate form:


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Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Cheuk Leung
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