Getting ready in high school

There are a couple of things you need to do to get on a successful path to a career in pharmacy:

  • Develop good study habits.
  • Meet with your high school guidance counselor to ensure that you're on the right track for the prerequisite courses required for Pharmacy.

The following table lists the 10 (30 credit hours) required MUN prerequisites and accompanying Newfoundland and Labrador high school preparatory courses: 

MUN Courses

Newfoundland and Labrador

High School Courses

Biology 1001 and 1002

No high school biology required

Chemistry 1050 and 1051(St. John’s Campus); Chemistry 1200 and 1001 (Grenfell Campus)

Visit the Faculty of Science's Department of Chemistry for more information.

English - 6 credit hours (with a recommendation for an English Critical Reading and Writing course)

Grade 12/Senior Secondary English; English 3201 for NL students

Mathematics 1000 and 1001

Review the Mathematics Course Criteria Chart in the Guide to First Year for requirements for admission into Math 1000.

Physics 1020 or 1050 and

Physics 1021 or 1051

Visit the Faculty of Science’s Department of Physics for more information.

For Advanced Placement (AP), please see the Transfer Credit Chart.

If you are a transfer student who has not attended high school in Newfoundland, please see required prerequisite courses.

For academic advice, please contact a university academic advisor.


School of Pharmacy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000