You need not complete all prerequisites before you apply, but the majority should be completed before an admissions decision can be made. All prerequisites must be completed before you enter the program. You may also earn credits through standardized tests, including CLEP.
GPA: 3.0 is considered competitive, 2.70 minimum to be considered (overall, math and science)
Test scores: PCAT (no minimum score; 70th percentile considered competitive; official test scores are sent to PharmCAS; test scores are valid for 2 years from the date taken)
|Course||Semister Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Anatomy and Physiology I1 w/ lab||4||6|
|Anatomy and Physiology II1 w/ lab||4||6|
|General Biology I w/ lab||4||6|
|General Biology II w/ lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry I w/ lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry II w/ lab||4||6|
|Physics I 2 w/ lab||4||6|
|Physics II2 w/ lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry I w/ lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry II w/ lab||4||6|
|Microbiology w/ lab||4||6|
1 8 credits of A&P I and II or 4 credits of Human Anatomy
and 4 credits of Human Physiology. Labs must be included.
2 Algebra or Calculus-based.
3 Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science,
Economics, Geography, History.
4 Languages, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Arts.
Course Clarification: All science courses must be completed within 5 years of application to Jefferson. Exceptions to the 5 year rule include continuous enrollment that exceeds 5 years and/or continuous work experience since graduation in a laboratory/science setting. Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above to be eligible for transfer. A grade of “C-“ or below will not be eligible for transfer.
In addition to meeting all academic requirements, students must meet all performance requirements for the program. Visit the Performance Requirements/Technical Standards page for details.
The curriculum for the Pharmacy program is outlined here.
*Course Acceptance Subject to Academic Counselor Approval
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