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

Program Application Deadline

March 1, 2021
Only students enrolled in the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program at the University of the Pacific are eligible to apply.
No

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

194

Upcoming Entering Class

191
100

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No

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.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.0
2.7
69
45

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

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).

Residency

No
No

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.

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
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.

Accepted Applicants

No
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No