Published Survey
Submission Number: 4165
Submission ID: 113
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Created: Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:52
Completed: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 17:11
Changed: Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:58

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Language: English

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Submitted to: Published Survey

Contact Information

West Coast University
School of Pharmacy
590 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles
California
90004
United States
California

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Preferred
No

Last Entering Class

90

Upcoming Entering Class

90
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No

Program Description

The School of Pharmacy curriculum is designed as a professional, four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program that encompasses didactic, laboratory, and experiential learning. Our rigorous curriculum will prepare students to become competent, caring, and contemporary pharmacy practitioners by engaging students with highly qualified faculty who are accessible and available to meet with students who require additional personal assistance. Our interactive-learning environment emphasizes expanded clinical experiences, including interprofessional experiences with other health science programs, the extensive use of technology, and outreach activities with other students. Additional information on the program can be found at: https://westcoastuniversity.edu/programs/doctor-pharmacy.html

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.50
2.50
63
34
94.5

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry (with laboratory) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry (with laboratory) 8 12
Biology/Biological Science General Biology (with Cell Biology) 8 12
Physiology Human/Mammalian Physiology (with laboratory) 3 4.5
Anatomy Human Anatomy (with laboratory) 3 4.5
Microbiology Microbiology (with laboratory) 3 4.5
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4.5
Economics Economics (Micro, Macro or General) 3 4.5
Math Calculus (with Analytical Geometry) 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech Communication/Public Speaking/ Interpersonal Communication or Debate 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition 6 9
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 4.5
General Elective(s) General Electives in Humanities and Social/Behavioral science 6 9
Prior to the start of Fall 2021-2022
Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of the required pre-pharmacy coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Completion of prerequisite coursework with cumulative and math/science grade point averages of 2.50 or higher is preferred. Coursework from international institutions must be assessed by a credential evaluation service. The applicant must be in good academic standing at each college or university attended. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better and must be completed by Spring 2021. Additionally, any math and science coursework taken over 10 years ago will not be considered.

Preferred Coursework (not required): Physics with Laboratory (may be non-calculus based) 4 semester credits or 6 quarter credits
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Letter must be signed by all committee members.
No
Conditionally accepted
Letter must be signed by all committee members.
No
Three letters of recommendation are required: Two letters of recommendation are required from math/science professors A third letter from the following list will be accepted: - Pharmacist (supervisor) - Math/Science professor - Employer (supervisor) - Healthcare professional (supervisor) - Liberal Arts professor

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
International applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of the required pre-pharmacy coursework. Coursework from international institutions must be assessed by a credential evaluation service.
No

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
The purpose of the interview is to determine the applicant's potential for success in the Doctor of Pharmacy program and the candidate's oral communication skills. Candidates will also be required to write an extemporaneous essay on an assigned topic to assess their writing skills. During the day of the interview, a brief curricular overview will be presented and a tour of the School will be provided.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
Yes
Applicants will be required to make a $500.00 payment for a seat deposit. The seat deposit will be credited to your program costs. The University will retain a maximum of $175.00 of this deposit should you cancel your enrollment within seven calendar days (excluding holidays) of enrollment or by the seventh calendar day of the first term, whichever is later. The seat deposit is fully refundable if you are not admitted as a result of your background check. Deposits may be paid by credit card on line, money order or cashier's check made out to West Coast University. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
  • August 23, 2021
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No