Pharm.D. Prerequisites

Prepare for admission to USJ's School of Pharmacy.

To be considered for admission to USJ's Pharm.D. program, you must first meet the following prerequisites. Contact us for more information.

Admission Requirements for the Pharm.D. Program

The following courses are required to be considered for admission to the Pharm.D. program:

  • Microbiology with laboratory – four semester credits (six quarter units)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with laboratories – eight semester credits (12 quarter units). This is often a two-semester course. It may be either an integrated course sequence or two separate courses.

In addition to the above, courses selected from the following categories are required:

Competitive candidates should achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a four-point scale and a minimum GPA of 2.8 in the 50 semester credits of required prerequisite courses, with no grade below a "C" (C-minus grades are not accepted).

In addition, all candidates must:

  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree
  • Complete a minimum of 68 semester credits of pre-pharmacy study in a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.* Ordinarily, all prerequisite coursework should be less than seven calendar years old.
  • Complete all science and mathematics prerequisite coursework by the end of the spring semester prior to entry into the program
  • Take the PCAT and ensure that scores are sent to PharmCAS. It is recommended that the examination be taken in the fall of the year just prior to the desired year of admission.

*Applicants with credits or credentials from outside the United States and Canada will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis.

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