The professional program in pharmacy is a 6 year curriculum culminating in the PharmD degree. The plan of study includes a 2 year pre-pharmacy curriculum focused on the science and mathematical foundation necessary to understand how the body works and responds to disease and its treatment. A core of humanities, social science and multicultural studies is also part of the early curricular plan so that graduates have an enlightened view of their roles in society. The professional division program of study focuses on biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and the design of chemicals that comprise today's medicines. The study of pharmacology and pharmaceutics provides insight on how drugs work in the body and the most effective way to deliver drugs into the body. The curriculum integrates the administrative and clinical sciences with the pharmaceutical sciences preparing the student for providing effective patient care in a variety of practice settings. Proficiency in physical assessment, drug informatics, communications, writing and presentation skills is also emphasized. Introductory pharmacy practice experiences are incorporated into the first 3 years of the professional curriculum. The program is capped off with a 2 semester advanced experiential component that offers training in a variety of practice settings. Completion of the program qualifies the student to sit for the pharmacist licensure examination. Interprofessional education with pharmacy, medical, nursing, physical therapy and other health professional students takes place in the multi-million dollar Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center which opened in Spring, 2014.
The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers a 4 year BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree that prepares students for positions in management, pharmaceutical industry, forensic and research laboratories, and for graduate study. Current majors in the BSPS program include cosmetic science and formulation design, medicinal and biological chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology/toxicology, and pharmacy administration. An internship is required in all majors. The College also offers the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences (with focuses of Industrial Pharmacy, Health Outcomes & Socioeconomic Sciences, or Pharmacology/Toxicology) degree, the MS and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and the PhD in Experimental Therapeutics degrees.
Admission to UT is coordinated by Undergraduate Admissions located in Libbey Hall. All applications and accompanying material for admissions should be addressed to: The University of Toledo, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606-3390, 800-5TOLEDO, or 419-530-8888. High school students apply for admission during their senior year, preferably by December 1. UT requires submission of ACT/SAT scores and completion of specific college preparatory curriculum course work to be considered for admission. The minimum academic core requirements are: 4 years/units of English; 3 years/units of natural science; 3 years/units of social science; 3 years /units of math (including algebra I and II and geometry or equivalent). Additionally, recommended courses include: physics and advanced mathematics, such as trigonometry or calculus. Computer proficiency is expected. Applicants who have graduated from an accredited high school will be admitted as entering freshmen to the College preprofessional division as long as they meet the following requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a composite ACT score of 20 or combined SAT score of 950. Transfer students may apply up to 10 months prior to the beginning of the semester in which admission is sought and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale for admission to the first or second preprofessional years. Students with course work from non-Ohio institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer applications for fall admission should be received by May 1.
Admission to the professional division of College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs requires formal application and is based on completion of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, functional anatomy and pathophysiology, the mathematics requirement, the physics requirement, English composition I and II, and successful completion of a minimum of 63 semester hours of coursework. Attainment of a cumulative and science GPA of 2.7 is required for consideration. Internal applicants only are considered (a student must take at least 16 credit hours at UT in order to qualify as an internal candidate). In addition to science and cumulative GPA, a personal essay, interview and PCAT scores are evaluated in determining admission to the professional division of the PharmD program. Up to 108 of the top applicants are selected for the PharmD program and the top 115 for the BSPS program. A select group of up to 5 Undergraduates With Degree (UWDs) may be admitted directly to the professional division of the PharmD program. To be considered for admission applicants should meet the following minimum criteria: 1) Received (or will receive prior to admission) a bachelor's degree from an accredited US baccalaureate degree granting institution; 2) Undergraduate cumulative GPA from that institution must be a 3.50 or above; 3) Completion of all prerequisite courses or equivalents with a grade of "B" or better, as determined by appropriate UT evaluating departments; 4) Completion of 2 semesters of physiology or anatomy at the 200(0) level or higher (equivalent to courses required by biology majors) as approved by the UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacology; 5) Necessary course work completed within the last 7 years. Applicants will be required to submit an application form and an essay. A personal interview will be conducted with select candidates. Academically exceptional high school graduates may be offered contingent admission to the professional program. Automatic admission to the first professional year will be dependent upon successful completion of the preprofessional years, while maintaining at least a 3.5 cumulative and science GPA. To be eligible for contingent admission, students must submit a UT application and transcripts by December 1st of their senior year, and have earned at least a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale, as well as a 29 ACT or 1300 SAT composite score. Upon receipt of a student's completed admission application, additional materials will be requested. After interviews are conducted, final notification of contingent admit status will occur mid-March.
See the following web page for links to more information about The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: http://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Fund. of Life Sciences I & II with Labs||10|
|Gen. Chemistry I & II with Labs||10|
|Calc. for the Life Sciences with Applications I & II||7|
|Functional Anatomy & Pathophysiology I & II||8|
|Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs||8|
|Intro. to Physics||4|
|English Comp. I & II||6|
See the following URL for the College Catalog listing all prerequisites for admission to the professional division of the PharmD or BSPS programs:
The most recent PCAT score (composite score and writing score) will be used for admission purposes, regardless of the number of times the student takes the test. For applicants applying for admission to the Fall 2017 PharmD class, PCAT scores obtained prior to July 2015 will not be considered. This two-year time limit will continue in subsequent years. It is recommended that students take the PCAT after the first preprofessional year coursework is completed, ideally no earlier than September of the second preprofessional year. However, July testing prior to the second preprofessional year is available for those that wish to take it then. If additional fall test dates are offered, no PCAT score will be accepted from tests taken after December 1 of the year prior to admission.
Beginning with the Fall 2016 catalog year, all international students, regardless of graduating from a U.S. high school, and students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and did not graduate from a U.S. high school are required to submit an internet-based TOEFL with the following minimum criteria prior to admission into the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences:
1) A minimum total score of 80 iBT AND
2) A minimum score of 18 in each of the four sub-categories of the iBT (reading, listening, speaking, and writing)
Applicants must provide proof of completed health requirements (immunizations) and a valid Social Security Number prior to matriculation.
Letters are submitted through our College internal admissions online application process.
The interviews are conducted by a team of faculty and/or preceptors.