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Contact Information

120 N Clovis Ave
United States

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2021

Program Information

  • No Satellite Campuses
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees


Program Description

The central mission of the College of Pharmacy is to improve the healthcare outcomes of people living in Central California by providing highly trained collaborative and compassionate pharmacists, committed to practicing at the top of their licenses. Fostering student success is the cornerstone for CHSU’s student support services. CHSU is committed to offering services designed to graduate successful pharmacists. From Student Orientation(s) to Career Services, CHSU offers resources and support that address the changing needs of our pharmacy students. This region also provides students with affordable housing, high quality of life, and plentiful job opportunities. By achieving Candidate accreditation status with ACPE, our students have the same rights as full accreditation allowing them to take the pharmacy board exams. Please visit our website for additional information:

California Health Sciences University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

Preferred minimum GPA for cumulative GPA and prerequisite GPA is 2.5

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry with Laboratories 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Laboratories 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Laboratories 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Physiology Physiology 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or equivalent course 3 4
Economics Economics or equivalent course 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking or equivalent course 3 4
Chemistry Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology II with Lab 4 6
General Elective(s) Additional coursework 30 48
Prerequisites need to be completed by July 31, 2021. Completion notification and grade information need to be sent to the admissions office via email while final transcripts are being prepared. Official transcripts need to be sent to the admissions office.
In addition to the 42 required semester credits of specified prerequisite courses, CHSU requires that applicants have an additional 30 semester credits in subjects of their choice. Total number of completed semester credits is 72. Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of prerequisite coursework in addition to completing a minimum of 72 semester credits. All coursework must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Overall preferred grade point average (GPA) is 2.5 (4.0 scale), with no grade below a "C-" in any prerequisite course.T he applicant's prerequisite coursework must be completed by July 31, 2021.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Two letters of reference are required. It is preferred that one come from a professor from whom the applicant has taken a course, or from a Pharmacist, if the applicant has the opportunity (but neither are required).


CHSU College of Pharmacy does not have state residency requirements. In addition, there is no difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

International Applicants

Foreign (non-US) Citizens
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Qualified candidates must either be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. If candidate is a foreign citizen he/she must also be a U.S. Permanent Resident or have dual citizenship. If applicant has attended a college or university outside the United States, he or she must submit an official, detailed course-by-course evaluation prepared by World Education Service (WES) to PharmCAS.
The TOEFL is required only for non-US citizens who have studied at a non-English speaking institution. In that case, the applicant must take the TOEFL iBT and receive a score of at least 23 on the speaking section of the exam. If an applicant studied at an English-speaking institution, the TOEFL is not required.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
The purpose of the interview process is to assess the candidate's communication skills, dedication to the profession of pharmacy and to assess proficiency, motivations, and preparedness for the PharmD. program. The interview is a half-day process and will consist of multiple parts, some of which will be evaluated and some of which are informational. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further information.

Accepted Applicants

The seat deposit is $250 and required after acceptance into the program. The deposit is non-refundable and goes toward the cost of tuition.
  • August 16, 2021
Orientation dates, pre-matriculation programs, and other dates will be provided at a later time.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings