Can I study Pharmacy without Biology or Mathematics?

As per the new rules any student without biology in his or her academic curriculum is eligible to pursue course of pharmacy whether it is b pharm or any other pharma related courses. there are many students  who have a doubtful question “Am I eligible for Pharmacy course after completing intermediate without biology as a part?”

” Is it possible for me to do B.Pharmacy course after completing 12th with maths as primary subject?”.

The answer is YES.

As we all know before D Pharmacy or B Pharmacy cannot be done without having Biology in 10+2 in past. Biology is a compulsory subject to pursue B Pharmacy as they thought Is biology a necessary subject for pursuing these courses in the olden days. but as per new educational system the chance of pursuing pharmacy education after maths is allowed with a whole heart and the students are encouraged to pursue their favorite path.

To study pharmacy, which subject is required to study in 10+2?

maths or biology both are eligible now to pursue pharmacy education if you are really interested in studying pharmacy.

Any SCIENCE stream combination of Physics ,chemistry, biology or mathematics in your 10+2 will allow you to apply for the universities and colleges of pharmacy.

Types of Pharmacy Education:

In pharmacy education there are 3 types of courses available.

  • D. Pharmacy :: its a 2 years diploma program.
  • B Pharmacy :: its a 4 years degree program .
  • Pharm D:: its 6 years long doctoral level course.


D PHARMACY is a two year diploma program for the students to pursue pharma education. students who completed their senior secondary education or intermediate education 10th or 12th classes are eligible to apply for these courses. as the name mentions it is diploma course which teaches dispensing pharmacy and pharmacology as main subjects.



B Pharmacy is a four year course which is offered by different universities in different colleges. In this 4 years course students are are recommended to learn dispensing manufacturing synthesis compounding and many more things about medicines. The students who completed their B Pharmacy can work in different it retails and Hospital pharmacies and also so different pharmaceutical industries and different positions. The scope for this b Pharmacy is is is wide open two different opportunities.


Form D is a a professional doctorate of Pharmacy course which is 6 Year program of pharmacy. The students need to pursue their six years course to finish their academics and they will be called as doctors in their suffix. There is a bright future for this but a narrow lane of opportunities are visible in our country. The scope for this pharm D is really good in abroad.