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Students who are currently enrolled in the pre-pharmacy program at Drake should refer to the Drake PharmD Difference requirements for more information.
Students who complete their prerequisite coursework at another regionally accredited institution or in a major other than pre-pharmacy at Drake can apply to our PharmD program by meeting the following requirements. Please note that these are the requirements applicants must meet in order for their applications to be considered complete. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission to the PharmD program.
|Subject||Credit Hours||Drake Courses|
|General (Inorganic) Chemistry||8 credit hours (including labs)||CHEM 001, 002, 003, 004|
|Organic Chemistry||8 credit hours (including labs)||CHEM 097, 098, 108, 110|
|Biological Sciences||8 credit hours (including labs)||BIO 012, 012L, 013, 013L|
|Microbiology||3 credit hours||BIO 095|
|Statistics||3 credit hours||STAT 060|
|Calculus||4 credit hours||MATH 050 (or MATH 070 or 100)|
|English Composition||6 credit hours||FYS and Written Communication AOI|
|Public Speaking||3 credit hours||SCSR 073|
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in order to receive transfer credit and fulfill prerequisite courses. Students who wish to fulfill prerequisites using Advanced Placement (AP) scores must earn a 4 or higher on the AP exam. Please see Drake University's AP Credit policy or contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at (515) 271-3018 for more information.
All application materials for fall 2016 must be submitted online or postmarked by December 1, 2015. Students with strong applications and academic credentials will be invited to complete the second phase of the admission process during the spring 2016 semester.
Please visit our CPHS Scholarships website to view a list of scholarships that are available to Drake pharmacy students. In addition to the scholarships listed, we encourage interested applicants to look into other types of finanical assistance by visiting our Office of Student Financial Planning website. The Office of Student Financial Planning also provides a summary of tuition and fees for all Drake programs.
Please visit our Career Development and Opportunities website for more information on career pathways and state of residence of our recent graduates.
Due to lack of seat availability, course sequencing, and possible dissimilarity of preparedness, we do not accept advanced standing for transfer applicants to the professional pharmacy program. Applicants are only considered for the P1 class each year.
Please view our Technical Standards for the PharmD Program.
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