What Are Some Pharmacy School Admission Requirements?


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Pharmacy schools may require candidates to have completed prerequisite courses such as biology, chemistry and physics. Some pharmacy schools also require applicants to submit their resumes and letters of recommendation.

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Candidates who apply to University of Southern California’s School of Pharmacy must hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Applicants must have earned at least a C in their pre-pharmacy required courses. They also have to send their official transcripts as soon as they start their applications. In addition, applicants have to provide their resumes and three letters of recommendation.

The University of Texas at Austin’s pharmacy school does not require candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree. However, all candidates must have completed required pre-pharmacy courses such as genetics, mathematics, physics and statistics. Candidates must also take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test and submit their scores to the school. Furthermore, applicants have to provide two letters of recommendation from individuals who know them academically or professionally.

The School of Pharmacy at University of California in San Diego requires candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and/or university. The school does not recommend or require a specific undergraduate major. However, students must have completed specific courses including economics, physics, chemistry and English. The school only considers applicants with at least a 3.0 grade point average. New students also have to complete and submit an immunization form.

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