Only students enrolled in the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program at the University of the Pacific are eligible to apply. All other students must apply to the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
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Contact Information

Only students enrolled in the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program at the University of the Pacific are eligible to apply. All other students must apply to the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton
California
95211
United States
California
  • Name: Kim Eayrs
    Title: Program Coordinator
    Office: Office of Pre-Pharmacy
    Phone (Work): 2099462563
    Extension: 2099462563
    Email: keayrs@pacific.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2022
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
Yes
Trimester
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

193
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PA (Physician Assistant), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Students interested in a dual degree program must complete the PharmCAS application for PharmD and a graduate application for the Ph.D or MS program. For information on the graduate application process, please visit: https://grad.pacific.edu/admission/graduate.
Yes

Program Description

The Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program at the University of the Pacific gives first-time freshmen the opportunity to complete their undergraduate requirements in the same environment as their professional pharmacy studies. Undergraduate science course work is tailored to a pre-pharmacy curriculum and students receive advising directly from pharmacy faculty. The Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program offers freshmen three pathways that can lead to guaranteed admission into Pacific's Doctor of Pharmacy program. Five-year (2+3), Pre-Pharmacy/Pharm.D. Six-year (3+3), Pre-Pharmacy/Pharm.D. Seven-Year (4+3), Bachelor's/Pharm.D. The program requirements include passing courses taken in sequence at Pacific, meeting minimum GPAs and passing a formal pharmacy interview (which includes a writing sample). The university minimum GPA requirement needed as part of advancing from any of these Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Programs into our Professional Pharmacy Program is 3.00* overall and 2.70* in selected math/science courses. *Pre-Pharmacy Advantage students must follow the published program requirements based on their admit year.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
2.7
69
45
Yes

Course Prerequisites

  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Pacific is accepting online courses for all prerequisites completed in spring/summer/fall 2020 terms and spring/summer 2021 terms. Courses must be completed with a letter grade, as pass/no pass or credit/no credit is not acceptable.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: 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 favorable character references (cannot be from an immediate family member).
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Pacific only accepts evaluations performed by WES: www.wes.org. We require you to order the International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) which will include an evaluation and verification of your international transcript. You may have this sent to PharmCAS and we will accept this for the review of your application. If admitted, you will be required to contact WES and designate Pacific so that we may obtain the official copy. Please be sure you select WES as the evaluation service, as receiving the incorrect evaluation may cause you to miss our deadline. For additional information, please go to: www.pacific.edu/pharmd.
Yes
TOEFL or the IELTS exam is required for students who have enrolled in ESL classes within the last four (4) years. Students who have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree and have lived in the U.S. at least six years are typically exempt.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Not sure at this time
Pre-pharmacy students interview with two PharmD faculty members; each interview is approximately 20 minutes. Each year students will be assigned interview dates, please look for further notification through the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program CANVAS site.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

No
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes