Prerequisite Courses and Requirements


The following requirements must be met for consideration for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program.

  • 72 semester hours (or 108 quarter hours) of non-remedial coursework from a:
    • Regionally accredited United States college or university
    • Recognized post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as the primary language of instruction
  • All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed by June prior to matriculation
  • Grades of C or better must be achieved in the required pre-pharmacy courses
  • Math and science courses must not be more than six (6) years old (this will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Competitive GPA; preference given to 3.0 and greater
  • Optional standardized test scores may be submitted for the Admissions Committee to consider while evaluating your application (PCAT preferred, GRE, MCAT, DAT, etc. test scores may be considered).
    The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score from any applicant in order to make a more informed admissions decision. We encourage you to speak with an Admissions Advisor about whether a test score might strengthen your application. Scores must not be more than 2 years old at the start of each application cycle.
  • If English is a second language, we do require a TOEFL score.
  • Completion of application via PharmCAS
Course Description
Semester Hours Quarter Hours
English with Composition I and II
6 9
Principles of General Chemistry I and II with Labs
8 12
Organic Chemistry I and II with Labs
8 12
Elements of Calculus I
3 4.5*
General Biology with Lab
4 6
General Microbiology with Lab
4 6
Human Anatomy and Physiology
3 4.5*
Economics (Micro or Macro)
3 4.5*
Public speaking (or Communication course)
3 4.5*
Elementary Statistics
3 4.5*
General Education Topics/Electives (3 or 4 credit hour courses)
27 40.5
72 108

If you have questions about the admissions process, please email or call 502-413-8645.

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