Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution

by the end of the spring semester of the current application cycle (e.g., by May-June 2014 for Fall 2014 admission).  US citizens with foreign degrees should review the International candidate information section for relevance in the application process.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Minimum Science GPA of 2.75.

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required

All applicants must have taken the PCAT no later than July 2012. Your file cannot be considered complete until PharmCAS has received your official PCAT scores.

Please note the following:

1. Official scores must be sent directly to PharmCAS by the Pearsons.

2. PCAT scores are valid only if the test was taken within the last two years (e.g., for Fall 2015 not before July 2012).

Pre-Requisites

The following pre-requisite coursework must have been completed with a grade of “C” or better and no longer than ten (10) years prior to applying, exceptions may be made for asterisk courses ONLY. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester in which you are applying.

Asterisk (*) courses completed more than 10 yrs may be considered for a waiver based on advanced level courses taken less than 10yrs. A decision will be made on a case by case basis upon review of verified PharmCAS transcript(s) and other supporting documents if necessary.

General chemistry with lab* 8 semester hours/ 12 Quarter units
Organic chemistry with lab 8 semester hours/ 12 Quarter units
Biochemistry 3-4 semester hours/ 4.5-6 Quarter units
Biology with lab* 8 semester hours/ 12 Quarter units
Human anatomy with lab OR Anatomy and Physiology with lab I 3-4 semester hours/ 4.5-6 Quarter units
Physiology with lab OR Anatomy and Physiology with lab II 3-4 semester hours/ 4.5-6 Quarter units
Microbiology with lab 4 semester hours/ 6 Quarter units
Calculus 3-4 semester hours/ 4-6 Quarter units
Economics (micro, macro or general accepted) 3-4 semester hours/ 4-6 Quarter units

Suggested electives to support patient-centered curriculum

  • Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics with Biostatistics Preferred