What you need to apply

1. Prerequisite Courses

  • The courses below are required for admission; you may apply while coursework is in progress:

Prerequisite Coursework

Semester hours Quarter hours
General Biology with Lab 8 12
General Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Organic Chemistry With Lab 8 12
Physics with Lab 4 6
Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology with Lab 4 6
Calculus 3 4
Written Communication 6 9
Oral Communication 3 4
Statistics 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science: For example anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology 6 9
Humanities: For example art & art history, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religious studies, theater & performance studies 6 9
Electives (Spanish highly recommended) 3 4

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*Please note that a Physiology course will not fulfill the Anatomy and Anatomy/Physiology with lab requirement.  The course must have an Anatomy component.

2. Academics

  • Due to the interprofessional nature of the curriculum the College of Pharmacy does not accept transfer students.
  • The College of Pharmacy welcomes candidates for admission from any academic discipline or undergraduate major who have completed 60 semester hours (87 quarter hours) of undergraduate study at an accredited college or university.
  • Competitive applicants will have an overall GPA of 2.50 or better.
  • Competitive applicants will have a science GPA of 2.50 or better.
  • A grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite coursework is required.


  • Competitive scores on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT).
  • PCAT exams scores which are older than January 2013 will not be considered in the 2015-2016 admission cycle. 

4. Letters of Recommendation

  • Either two individual letters of recommendation or one committee letter is required.

  • The College of Pharmacy prefers to receive two letters of recommendation from individual members of the faculty (preferably science), employers, supervisors, or pharmacy professionals.

  • Letters from additional health professionals, personal references, or other recommendations may be submitted in addition to the academic evaluations at the applicant’s option.

  • All letters must be sent directly to PharmCAS service.  Strongly encourage your evaluators to send electronic letters of reference (eLOR) to PharmCAS. Read the PharmCAS reference section for eLOR instructions.  If the evaluator plans to send a paper reference, the applicant must print the PharmCAS reference request form.

5. Pharmacy Experience

  • Applicants are encouraged to seek out experiences (paid or unpaid) that will help them confirm pharmacy as their career choice. Demonstration of leadership characteristics through academic or community service activities.      

6. Service

  • Demonstration of commitment to public service through a variety of humanitarian activities.

7. Experience

  • Motivation and commitment to healthcare as demonstrated by previous employment, volunteer work, or other experiences.

8. Communication

  • Demonstration of strong oral and written communication skills.