Preparing for Pharmacy (Pharm D) Programs

Most Albany students will enter a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program after graduation.  Some schools accept transfer students who completed all of the pre-requisite coursework before completing a bachelor’s degree.

The following list should serve as a general guideline only since program requirements vary:

Common Course Requirements

General Biology w/labs                                                                 2 semesters
General Chemistry w/labs                                                            2 semesters
Organic Chemistry w/labs                                                            2 semesters
Physics w/labs                                                                          1-2 semesters
Statistics                                                                                      1 semester
Calculus 1                                                                                    1 semester
General Psychology                                                                     1 semester
English Composition                                                                 1-2 semesters
Public Speaking                                                                            1 semester
Microbiology                                                                                  1 semester

Additional Courses depending on the program:

Anatomy and Physiology
Human Physiology
Economics
Social Science courses
Humanities courses
Computer science

Common Admissions Requirements:

Pharmacy College Admissions Tests (PCAT) scores
3 Letters of recommendation
Minimum GPA of 3.00 +

How to Apply:

Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCas) is a centralized application service used by most pharmacy schools.  Some schools do not and will have their own admissions application

Deadlines vary from November to March

For more information about pharmacy careers/programs                                                                   

Visit: http://www.aacp.org/resources/student/Pages/default.aspx