Pacific University

Pre-Pharmacy 2010-2012

Degree: Doctor of Pharmacy

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American Pharmacists Association

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Biological Sciences to include:General Biology - 8 semester cr./12 quarter cr.

Microbiology - 3 semester cr./3quarter cr.

Human Anatomy and Phys. - 8 semester cr./12 quarter cr.

BI 211, 212, 213 General Biology - 15cr.

BI 234 Microbiology - 5cr.

BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Phys. I, II, III- 12cr.

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Chemistry to include:General Chemistry w/lab -8 semester cr./12 quarter cr.

Organic Chemistry w/lab -8 semester cr./12 quarter cr.

CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry I, II, III - 15cr.

CH 241, 242, 243 Organic Chemistry I, II, III - 15cr.

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Physics w/lab - 3 semester cr/ 4 quarter cr PHY 201 General Physics 4
Calculus - 3 semester cr. / 4 quarter cr MTH 251 Calculus I 4
Psychology Intro or Abnormal Psychology- 3 semester cr. /3 quarter cr 200 level General PSY or PSY 239 Abnormal Psychology 4
English  -6 semester cr./8 quarter cr. Must include 3 semester hrs. of English Composition

WR 121 English Composition

Plus WR 122 or other ENG course
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Humanities/Fine Arts - 3 semester cr./ 3 quarter cr.

ENG 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 195, 196, 197, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 211, 213, 240, 250, 253, 255, 258, 260, 261, 275, HST 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 218, 225, 240, 270, 274, 276, 277, 278, 279, 285, HUM 201, 202, 203, 230, PHL 201, 202, 204, 205, 208, 221, 222, R 210, SP 100

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Social/Behavior Sciences - 3 semester cr./ 3 quarter cr. ATH 101, 102, 103, 207, 208, 209, 231, 232, EC 200, 201, 202, 203, 216, 230, PS 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 211, 220, 225, PSY 201, 202, 203, 213, 214, 215, 216, 220, 222, 231, 232, 239, 240, SOC 204, 205, 206, 213, 218, 232 4
Economics- 3 semester cr./3 quarter cr. EC 201 Microeconomics or EC 202 Macroeconomics 4
Speech/Communication/Debate - 3 semester cr./ 3 quarter cr. SP 111 Public Speaking 4

Notes

To be eligible for admission to the Pharm.D. program, applicants must complete a minimum of 62 semester hours (93 quarter hours) of pre-pharmacy study in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent, and have received a grade of "C" or better in all prerequisite courses. While a bachelor's degree is not required in order to apply to the Pharm.D. program, it can make an application more competitive. It is recommended that all required coursework be completed within seven calendar years of the time of application to the program.

The Pharmacy Admissions Committee considers many factors when making admission decisions:

  • Strength and breadth of your academic record
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA in each of the GPA calculations: Cumulative, Science and Last 45 semester credits
  • Completion of 62 semester hours of prerequisites
  • Two letters of evaluation; up to four can be submitted through PharmCAS
  • Quality of your writing as demonstrated by the personal statement in the PharmCAS application and the answers to the Pacific University supplemental application essay questions
  • Understanding and knowledge of the pharmacy profession; as well as a clear sense of why a career in pharmacy and attending Pacific University’s School of Pharmacy is congruent with your overall life goals, plans and values.
  • Depth and breadth of community/volunteer activities and cultural awareness
  • Completion of a PharmCAS application AND a Pacific University supplemental application.  The content of each application and the care in which you prepared them are evaluated.

The School of Pharmacy does not require applicants to take the PCAT.  The School of Pharmacy does participate in PharmCAS. To apply to Pacific University School of Pharmacy, please complete a PharmCAS application and a Pacific University supplemental application, which you can find online at the School of Pharmacy website: www.pacificu.edu/pharmd.

This is a Graduate Degree. Meet with a PCC Academic Advisor to develop an effective transfer plan that will meet your individual needs.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: December 2011