Founded in 1898, Northeastern University distinguishes itself as a private research university that is student-centered, practice-oriented and urban. Northeastern University has developed a national reputation as a leader in cooperative education. This educational method offers students the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in carefully selected work environments as an essential and complementary part of their education. Cooperative experiences also allow students to earn income to offset some of their educational costs.
The Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, which is part of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, is committed to preparing well-educated pharmacists who will be able to meet society's professional, legal and ethical expectations for delivering quality patient care in a variety of health care settings.
The setting for Northeastern's dynamic learning experience is our sixty-six-acre campus, which the Chronicle of Higher Education has named one of the most attractive urban campuses in the world. The urban location of the Northeastern Campus ensures that there is always plenty of student housing. The resident halls on campus provide affordable, safe housing for new and continuing students.
Home to more than sixty colleges and universities, greater Boston offers an ever-changing kaleidoscope of academic enrichment. Boston has an international reputation for excellence in health care and is home to three medical schools and many of the country's best hospitals, medical centers, and biotechnology companies.
Best known as the birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston attracts thousands to the historical landmarks of its Freedom Trail including Paul Revere's House, the U.S.S. Constitution, Beacon Hill, and the Boston Common. The Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, Horticultural Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Boston Public Library are also within walking distance of our campus.
Northeastern University educates students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment. The Bouvé College of Health Sciences inspires and creates the next generation of interprofessional healthcare leaders for the well-being of our global community. The School of Pharmacy, one of three schools in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, is dedicated to excellence in pharmacy education, research and service, and the provision of quality patient care. Undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students with knowledge, skills and values for careers in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences, and promote intellectual growth and lifelong learning. Through the generation and dissemination of new knowledge in research, and through community and professional service, the school improves the health-related quality of life for society. The PharmD curriculum prepares pharmacists who can assume responsibility for the care of patients and assure the rational use of drug therapy.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry I with Lab||4||N/A|
|General Chemistry II with Lab||4||N/A|
|General Biology I with Lab||4||N/A|
|General Biology II with Lab||4||N/A|
|English - Intensive Writing Course||4||N/A|
|Arts or Humanities Elective||4||N/A|
|Organic Chemistry I with Lab||4||N/A|
|Organic Chemistry II with Lab||4||N/A|
|Human Physiology I with Lab||4||N/A|
|Human Physiology II with Lab||4||N/A|
|Physics with Lab||4||N/A|
Pre-requisites Requirements for PharmD Program - Details below for Three Avenues for Admission:
1: 0–6 PharmD/Freshman-entry
2: Transfer Admission into P1 year
3: Transfer Admission into undergraduate program
Note: Interviews are conducted for all students progressing into or being admitted directly into the P1 year
1: 0-6 PharmD Program: Northeastern offers a 0–6 (early assurance) program, and a majority of the seats available in the program are for freshman student admission. Application for this program is via the Common Application and two deadline are offered to students applying for Fall 2014: Early Action, with a November 1, 2013 deadline; and Regular Decision, with a January 15, 2014 deadline. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required for pre-pharmacy admission. For additional information about the documents required for admission to this program, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission website at http://www.neu.edu/admissions/index.html.
2: Direct Entry Transfer Admissions (P1): A limited number of seats are available for transfer student admission into the first professional (P1) year of the program (fall admission only). Students who wish to apply for P1 admission through PharmCAS must:
1. have a bachelor’s degree; and
2. have completed the above listed pre-requisite college coursework by the spring of 2014
3. have completed their pre-requisite college coursework at a US school.
The PCAT exam is not required. Direct entry transfer applicants who meet the criteria above and who are accepted and matriculate into the P1 year of the program will join the program as graduate-entry students, and in accordance with graduate school standards, must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 throughout the program
3: Transfer Admissions: Students who do not have a Bachelor ’s degree or do not meet the above course requirements may be considered for admission through our undergraduate admission process. Applicants with any non-US coursework should apply through this channel. Please visit our Office of Undergraduate Admission website for more information, including the required application materials and application deadlines: http://www.northeastern.edu/admissions/index.html.
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Boston, MA 02115
For further information for applicants to the 0-6 PharmD/freshman entry or transfer applicants (who have not completed their Bachelor’s degree or have not met the prerequisite course requirements noted above, contact the
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Students who are eligible to apply through the undergraduate admissions process may submit non-US coursework. http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/pharmacy/apply/Undergrad.html
For students accepted into the 0-6 PharmD program, an interview is held during the sophomore year (the 2nd year of the pre-pharmacy program). Students must demonstrate, through a personal interview, good verbal and written communication skills, understanding of the pharmacy profession, and a commitment to patient care, based on criteria set by the Doctor of Pharmacy program. For more information, please see the Bouve College of Health Sciences student manual at the following link: http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/undergrad/manual.html
Interview dates for our program for PharmCAS applicants will be announced by January 2013.