Most schools of pharmacy recommend that applicants obtain a strong background in social, behavioral, chemical, mathematical, and biological sciences as well as business. Many students that enter into a professional pharmacy program have a baccalaureate degree, although a prior degree is not required for admission. The student should consult the catalogs of pharmacy schools. The following courses are required and/or recommended: BIO 111, 212, 214, 311, 305, 306; CHE 111, 112, 113, 201, 202, 309, 310; ECO 223; MAT 111 and 125; PHY 211 and 212. A student planning a career in medicine or dentistry should request an advisor from the Natural Sciences as early as possible.