William Carey University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312/664-3575; FAX 866/228-2631, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.
We want to provide you with some valuable information regarding our admissions requirements. Be sure to read these helpful tips on courses needed prior to entry into the program.
Prerequisite Courses for Entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Be sure to complete all prerequisites from regionally accredited U.S. colleges/universities or English-speaking Canadian colleges/universities and earn a grade of C- or better in each course.
**Note: Highly competitive applicants should have science and math prerequisites completed within 7 years of the relevant application cycle. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to extend the period beyond 7 years on a case-by-case basis.
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0 is preferred
Science and math GPA ≥ 2.5 is preferred
All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring term immediately preceding matriculation into the School of Pharmacy unless informed otherwise by the Admissions Office. Official final transcripts must be forwarded to SOP Admissions immediately following the completion of spring coursework and submitted to PharmCAS.
Dual enrollment precludes admission into the School of Pharmacy; all coursework must be completed prior to the first day of classes.
Applicants do not have to have all prerequisites completed before applying, however the applicant must have a plan to complete prerequisites remaining by:
Prerequisite Coursework Due Date
Class Start Date
June 1, 2024
July 1, 2024
We strongly encourage that all science lab courses be completed in a live, in-person laboratory environment so that you are more prepared for our accelerated program.
Semester/Trimester Credit Hours
Quarter Credit Hours
English Composition I/II
General Education (includes humanities, business, computer science, fine arts, or foreign language)
Economics (general, micro- or macro-)
Biology I/II with lab (for science majors)
(200/0 level or above biology course with lab fulfills the Biology II with lab requirement)
Anatomy and Physiology I/II with Lab
(for science majors and/or 200/0 level or above course with lab fulfills this requirement)
General Chemistry I/II with lab (for science majors)
Organic Chemistry I/II with lab (for science majors)
Physics I (algebra-based physics course fulfills this requirement)
Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, political science, ethics, bioethics or anthropology)
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