Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy Program Requirements
Since the program requires specific courses each semester, registration is guaranteed into required coursework as long as students register during the Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy registration window.
Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate credits may be used to satisfy up to two required science/math courses and unlimited non-science/math courses. Students must enroll in at least 15 credit hours per semester, maintain a cumulative total GPA of 3.00 or better, and achieve a grade of C – or better in all coursework.
Students must complete at least five hours per year of community service activities. Students are encouraged to participate in Student Volunteer Services, community, church, and/or student organization activities to complete the volunteerism requirement. Students are also required to complete at least five hours per year of professional exploration, most of which will be incorporated into the curriculum. An introduction to careers in pharmacy, including opportunities for exploring the profession via shadowing pharmacist faculty, will be provided during the required Freshman Seminar class. In addition, Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy students will complete an Exploring Pharmacy experience later in the curriculum.
To comply with our contracts with healthcare institutions, all students must successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screen before matriculation into pharmacy school.