The TUC PharmD program has transitioned to a 3 year curriculum! To arrange a phone or zoom appointment, please contact us at tuc.admit@touro.edu. Have a great day!
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Contact Information

The TUC PharmD program has transitioned to a 3 year curriculum! To arrange a phone or zoom appointment, please contact us at tuc.admit@touro.edu. Have a great day!
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo
California
94592
United States
California
  • Name: Jodi Rodgers
    Title: Associate Director of Admissions
    Office: Office of Admissions
    Email: jrodgers2@touro.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
All application materials must be submitted by this date.
March 1, 2023
For the best possible chances of acceptance, applicants should submit their applications prior to this date.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Trimester with summer term
* 2 - 3
Preferred
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

51
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

Our unique program includes two years of an integrated preclinical education and eight, 6-week advanced pharmacy practice experiences, which is more than most other three year PharmD programs!

Our integrated curriculum means that all aspects of medications and disease states are taught in tandem. For example, when you learn about the drugs for heart disease, you learn how to use those drugs within days…not months or years later. This helps to better understand the bigger picture of medication therapy. This unique approach builds your experience, confidence and allows you to explore many varied pharmacy opportunities.

Our graduates are employed as pharmacists in many different and unique roles within the profession, as well as traditional community pharmacy and hospital practice settings. Our faculty are committed to ensuring that all graduates are able to practice at the top of their license and are prepared to be at the leading edge of continually evolving pharmacy practice. Students are given opportunities to engage in research and other scholarly activities in laboratory settings, clinical practice, and other areas relevant to pharmacy practice.

Additional information may be found by visiting https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/academics/pharmd/.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.75
2.75
In cases where either the cumulative or science GPA's fall below 2.75, the Admissions Committee may conduct a secondary review focusing on the most recent 30 units comprised of Chemistry, Biology, and other Physical Sciences coursework.

Please visit http://admissions.tu.edu/cop/requirements.html for additional details.
72
26
108
41
Please visit https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/ for additional details.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry 8 semester units of General Chemistry with 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry OR 4 semester units of General Chemistry with 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry and 4 semester units of Biochemistry. Labs are required. 16 24
Physiology Lecture only; lab not required. 3 5
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab. 4 5
Math Calculus 3 5
All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to the first day of mandatory orientation. Applicants may apply, be interviewed, and be accepted with some prerequisite coursework not yet completed. Complete prerequisite information is available at https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Touro University California will consider coursework taken in-person or online, provided such coursework is completed at an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the University. For a list of recognized accrediting bodies, please visit https://tu.edu/programs/pharmacy/admissions/.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
There are two options to complete the chemistry requirement:

- Option 1: 8 semester units of General Chemistry with labs and 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry with labs (may substitute 4 semester units of Biochemistry for 4 semester units of Organic Chemistry.

- Option 2: 4 semester units of General Chemistry with lab, 8 semester units of Organic Chemistry with labs, and 4 semester units of Biochemistry with lab.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
One (1)
  • 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
Letters of recommendation may be from any source, excluding family members. To the best of their knowledge, letter writers should address those personal traits and accomplishments which demonstrate your ability to succeed in professional school.
Varies
Conditionally accepted
Letters of recommendation may be from any source, excluding family members. To the best of their knowledge, letter writers should address those personal traits and accomplishments which demonstrate your ability to succeed in professional school.
Varies
Letters of recommendation may be from any source, excluding family members. To the best of their knowledge, letter writers should address those personal traits and accomplishments which demonstrate your ability to succeed in professional school.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Touro University California welcomes applications from applications located across the United States. In addition, Individuals who have met all application requirements and permanently reside in the United States at the time of application, inclusive of DACA recipients, are permitted to apply and matriculate at Touro University California. Currently, TUC does not accept international students.

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is limited to US Citizens and US Permanent Residents. Candidates applying without US Citizenship or Permanent Residency are strongly encouraged to explore financing options before proceeding with the application process. Additional information may be viewed by visiting the Eligibility Requirements section of the Financial Aid website.
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Touro University California will only accept a FTER from World Education Services (WES), which is our preferred evaluation service, from International Education Research Foundation, Inc., or from Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. International Education Consultants. Evaluations from other agencies will not be considered. FTER must demonstrate completion of at least 72 semester hours of degree applicable coursework from a regionally accredited US institution. FTER must also, at a minimum, include semester units and letter grade for each course, as well as a cumulative GPA. FTER should be submitted with the PharmCAS application. Applications received without this documentation will not be considered. Typically, graduates of foreign institutions will supplement their non-US coursework with several courses completed at regionally accredited US institutions.
No
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Yes
To remove barriers associated with travelling to a physical interview, we continue conducting virtual interviews via the Zoom platform. Interviews are conducted using a panel style, group interview format. Up to five candidates are interviewed together by two pharmacy faculty members and one pharmacy student. In addition to the panel interview, candidates will receive presentations about financial aid, our unique dual degree option, and may be required to write an on-site essay and complete a short calculations assessment.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
All applicants accepted into the program will be required to pay an initial, non-refundable deposit of $200.00, due within two weeks of the date on the letter of acceptance.
2023-07-31
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes