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Looking to Transfer into a World-Class PharmD Program?

USciences was founded as the first college of pharmacy in North America, and no one knows the practice of pharmacy better than we do. We offer post-baccalaureate and transfer students interested in pharmacy a place in the professional phase of our PharmD program.

Course Planning

Access our worksheet for the PharmD to use with your advisor to evaluate and plan your current coursework.

How does your current coursework stack up?

Click here for an incomplete list of courses from other institutions that transfer into USciences.

There are ONLY TWO entry options for the Pharmacy program:  The first undergraduate (preprofessional) year and the first professional year (third year).

You may request consideration for FIRST-YEAR (FRESHMAN) admission if you have completed less than 20 college credits in science and math.

First-year transfer admission consideration is based on completed college coursework, SAT/ACT scores, and high school transcripts.

You will be considered for THIRD-YEAR admission (which is the first professional year of the PharmD program) based on the following criteria:

  1. Completed application submitted via PharmCAS
  2. A minimum 3.0 overall GPA.
  3. Scores on the required Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Information concerning the PCAT can be found at www.pcatweb.info. Scores must be received by March 1, 2013  to be evaluated for 2013 enrollment.
  4. Submission of references.
  5. Professional goal statement
  6. The completion of a required interview, by invitation only
  7. The completion, at the collegiate level, of the following coursework:
      General Biology I & II with labs
      (NOT Anatomy & Physiology)
      8 cr.
      General Chemistry I & II with labs 8 cr.
      Pre-calculus & Calculus I 6 cr.
      2 semesters of Writing Intensive English 6 cr.
      Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
      Organic Chemistry I & II with labs 8 cr.
      Physics I and II with labs (either Calculus or algebra based) 8 cr.
      Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II 8 cr.

      Microbiology with lab

      4 cr.

      General Education—Social Sciences Requirement
      Examples of social sciences are:

        • Psychology
        • Economics
        • Political Science
        • Sociology
        • Anthropology
      6 cr.

      General Education—Humanities Requirement
      Examples of humanities classes are:

        • Art Appreciation
        • History
        • Music Appreciation
        • Philosophy—Ethics and Values
        • Any foreign languages
      6 cr.

      General Education Requirement (Additional social science and/or humanities elective credit)

      6 cr.

Additional Considerations for Transfer into the PharmD Program:

  • Students applying to the first professional year of the doctor of pharmacy program must apply via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
  • Post-baccalaureate students are preferred, but we are willing to consider any student meeting our requirements.

  • There is a minimum requirement of 4 years of study at USciences to be granted a PharmD from the University.

  • No completed courses with a grade lower than a “C” (2.0), at the college level, will be considered for transfer.

  • Correct sequence of coursework should be completed or be in the process of completion when an application is submitted.

    If you have completed university-level coursework outside of the United States, you must have a course-by-course evaluation completed by the World Education Services (WES.) Please see our international student page for more detailed information.

A previously earned pharmacy degree from a university outside of the United States, or enrollment in a pharmacy program outside of the United States, provides no priority consideration for admission. Only nonprofessional-level courses and PCAT scores are considered in the review process.

Get Started

Students applying to the 3rd year of the doctor of pharmacy program must apply via the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS). Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are completed.

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