Pre-Requisites for Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D, pharma d.#Pharma #d


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Pre-Requisites for Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) Degree.

A minimum of 68 semester units of college level coursework is required for admission to the Pharm D. program including all requirements listed below. All requirements must be completed, in progress, or planned before your application for admission will be reviewed.

Important! Pacific will NOT accept online courses to fulfill science pre-requisites, public speaking, or to fulfill the biology/organic chemistry refresher requirements.

Pacific is not able to perform a formal checklist of requirements until you apply and your application is complete. It is an advantage to apply early so you are assured all requirements have been met. Applicants who are missing a requirement will be notified of the missing pre-requisite and must respond with a plan to complete the requirement. Students have through the summer term prior to entrance to meet our pre-requisites. Once your plan has been approved, your file will be reviewed.

If you attend a school that is not listed, please seek advising from your school to determine if you have enrolled in the biology and chemistry sequences designed for biology and chemistry majors at your institution.

Calculus – *One semester or 2 quarters of college level calculus. (An AP exam with a score of 4 or 5 can be substituted.) *Two semesters are required if techniques of integration is not covered until the second semester calculus at your school. *Please check the articulation with your school to determine what course(s) fulfill the requirement.

Physics – One semester or 1 quarter of college level physics with lab. (An AP exam with a score of 4 or 5 can be substituted.)

General Chemistry – Two semesters or 3 quarters with labs in each term. Should be a course sequence designed for chemistry majors. (Pacific does not accept AP for this requirement.) *Please check the articulation agreement with your school to determine if your sequence meets our requirement.

Organic Chemistry – Two semesters or 3 quarters with labs in each term. Should be a course sequence designed for chemistry or biology majors. *Please check the articulation agreement with your school to determine if your sequence meets our requirement. Students who have not enrolled in two semesters/three quarters of organic chemistry within the last seven years, of the anticipated entrance date into our program, are required to enroll in one year of organic chemistry with labs to refresh in this area.

General Biology – Two semesters or 3 quarters with labs in each term. Should be a course sequence designed for biology majors. (Pacific does not accept AP for this requirement.) *Please check the articulation agreement with your school to determine if your sequence meets our requirement. Students who have not enrolled in two semesters/three quarters of biology within the last seven years, of the anticipated entrance date into our program, are required to enroll in two semesters of biology with labs as a refresher in this area. (Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Physiology, and Anatomy are acceptable for refresher courses as long as the general biology requirement has been completed.)

Human Physiology – One semester or quarter with lab is required. It should be a course designed for biology majors.

Microbiology – One semester or one quarter course. (Lab recommended but not required)

English Composition* – Minimum of two 3-semester unit courses or two 4-quarter unit courses. English as a Second Language courses will not fulfill this requirement. This should be the freshman composition sequence (equivalent to ENGL 1A and 1B). This requirement must be completed at an accredited institution in the United States or at an accredited institution in a predominately English speaking country. (An AP Exam score of 4 or 5 will fulfill this requirement. One exam is needed per semester. **Limitations apply)

Public Speaking* – Minimum of one 3-semester unit course or one 4-quarter unit course. Interpersonal communication DOES NOT fulfill this requirement. It must specifically be a public speaking course. (This course also fulfills University of the Pacific General Education Category IIA). This requirement must be completed at an accredited institution in the United States.)

Economics* – Minimum of one 3-semester unit course or one 4-quarter unit course. (Principles of Economics or Macroeconomics will also fulfill University of the Pacific General Education Category IB) (An AP Exam with a score of 4 or 5 will fulfill this requirement. **Limitations apply)

Please Note: Microeconomics will be accepted IF you complete your Bachelor’s Degree prior to entering our program or you have completed a course in U.S. History or Introductory Sociology.

Psychology* – Minimum of one 3-semester unit course or one 4-quarter unit course. Must be a course in General or Introductory Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology. (This course also fulfills University of the Pacific General Education Category IA). (An AP Exam with a score of 4 or 5 will fulfill this requirement. **Limitations apply).

General Education* – At least one 3-semester unit course from general education category IC, IIB, and IIC. These are sample courses; others may be acceptable. Students who have, or will have, earned a U.S. Bachelor’s degree are exempt from completing categories IC, IIB, and IIC; however, are still required to meet the 28 semester/42 quarter units of liberal arts in non math or sciences courses. (see more information below).

**Appropriate AP exams with scores of 4 or 5 are acceptable to fulfill GE requirements but limitations apply.

(Fulfilled by Principles of Economics or Macroeconomics)


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