Published Survey
Submission Number: 4192
Submission ID: 140
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Created: Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:30
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Contact Information

9401 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine
California
92618
United States
California

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Trimester
* Other
We offer an accelerated program that students can complete in less than 3 years.
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance

Last Entering Class

82

Upcoming Entering Class

100
30

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No

Program Description

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is Orange County’s first School of Pharmacy. Conveniently located near Los Angeles and San Diego in Irvine, the Harry & Diane Rinker Health Science Campus features high-tech classrooms and research labs that allow our world-class faculty to implement flipped classroom andragogy and world-class discovery experiences for every student. CUSP offers a 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The year-round program consists of eight 15-week trimesters with two-week breaks between terms. CUSP provides a highly effective personalized educational experience that instills deep scientific foundations of therapeutics and prepares students for flawless personalized patient care. CUSP is also unique in that we utilize a computerized integrated testing process, where students take an exam every three weeks that includes content from all of their courses. CUSP's Pharm.D. Program has received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We encourage you to learn more at http://www.Chapman.edu/pharmacy.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
While we do not require a minimum GPA, qualified candidates generally have cumulative, prerequisite, and Science GPA's above 3.0.
62
38
88
56

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1A w/lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1B, Biochemistry, Human Genetics, or Molecular Biology 3 4
Anatomy Human Anatomy w/lab 4 6
Physiology Human Physiology w/lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry w/lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry w/lab 8 12
Physics Physics w/lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Psychology or Sociology 3 4
Economics Economics (Micro or Macro) 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 3 4
General Elective(s) Electives (History, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology preferred) 6 8
All prerequisites should be completed no later than July 1, 2021.
- Speech cannot be taken online and must include public speaking component.*
- A course must have a grade of C or better to meet a prerequisite requirement.*
- Online lab courses are not accepted.*
- *Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we will temporarily consider online courses and Pass/No Pass grades in the terms impacted by the pandemic.
- AP Credit accepted for Biology with AP or IB Exam score of 5.
- AP Credit accepted for Calculus (AB), English Composition, Economics, and Statistics with AP or IB Exam score of 4.
- AP Credit accepted for Calculus (BC), Psychology with AP or IB Exam score of 3.
- If you are taking courses at an institution on the quarter system, please ensure courses meet minimum unit requirements.
- For Anatomy and Physiology, you cannot mix A&P courses with stand-alone courses.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Recommended
The PCAT is optional for applicants in the 2020-21 admissions cycle. While it is not required, we encourage applicants to consider completing it. A high composite PCAT score can bolster the application of those with lower GPA's. Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in July, September, October, or November. We will consider all PCAT scores from January 2018 to February 2020.
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
For select pre-pharmacy programs, we may accept a faculty committee letter to count as one letter.
No
Not Accepted
Two letters of reference are required, but students can submit up to four letters. One should be from a math or science professor*, and the second should be from a person who is knowledgeable of your character. A letter from a health care professional (pharmacist, nurse, physician, physician assistant, or dentist) is strongly preferred for the second letter. If you currently work in a pharmacy, an additional letter from your supervisor is highly recommended.

*Note: Applicants who are no longer taking classes at the time of their application can request a waiver of the math/science professor LOR by emailing pharmacyadmissions@chapman.edu. If approved, a different LOR can be submitted in its place.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Chapman requires evaluation of foreign transcripts be conducted by World Educations Services (WES) www.wes.org.
No

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview day typically occurs on Fridays from 8 am to 12:30 pm. There will also be two Saturday interview days available. Interview days start with an information session, a short welcome from the Dean, and a tour of the Rinker Health Science Campus. After the tour, applicants are placed into two groups. One group completes individual interviews with faculty, while the other group participates in the Group Session. After completing these tasks, the two groups will switch. The interview day may be conducted online if the ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A non-refundable $500 deposit will be due within 14 days of receiving admission letter to reserve a spot in the class.
  • August 30, 2021
The Office of Student Affairs will provide details on all requirements prior to the start of classes. The office frequently communicates with deposited students to ensure they are fully aware of all requirements such as immunizations, background check, drug screening, intern license application, and transcript submissions.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes