The mission of Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP) is the development of student and faculty scholars who will impact the health care needs of people in the region, state and the nation. The College will provide a strong foundation in the knowledge, integration and application of the biomedical, pharmaceutical and clinical sciences resulting in practitioners who are committed to humanistic service, capable of providing patient-centered care and leaders in advancing the pharmacy profession. The College embraces the mission of the University to educate individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to strengthen the simultaneous provision of culturally competent care and reduction of health care disparities. To accomplish its mission, the College of Pharmacy is committed to:
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology for majors (minimum two semesters with laboratory)||8||12|
|General Psychology or Sociology||3||4|
|Additional Coursework (divided among the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, fine arts, foreign language, business or computer sciences)||11||16|
|Human Anatomy (must include all systems with laboratory)||3||4|
|General Chemistry (minimum two semesters with laboratory)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry (minimum two semesters with laboratory)||8||12|
|Physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, force, and motion must be included. May be non-calculus based)||3||4|
|Calculus (integration and differentiation)||3||4|
|Speech (public speaking)||3||4|
|Economics (micro, macro, or general)||3||4|
|Statistics (must include probability testing, population stats & hypothesis testing)||3||4|
All coursework must be completed with a “C” or better by the end of the spring semester the year the applicant matriculates into the pharmacy program.
International applicants must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report. A minimum score of 525 paper-based, 195 computer-based or 69 internet based is required.
The TOEFL is not required for applicants from those countries where English is the only official language.
Applicants who have completed a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of post-secondary level work from an accredited U. S. college/university are not required to submit TOEFL scores.
Students who have completed course work at a college or university outside of the United States must complete at least 30 hours of their prerequisite course work including 15 semester hours in the sciences, at a regionally accredited United States college or university before being eligible to enter Chicago State University College of Pharmacy.
The applicant must obtain this evaluation from one of the following: Education Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Service (WES), or Josef Silny & Assoc. International Education Consultants.
Three letters of reference should be completed on the "Letters of Reference" form included in your PharmCAS application and submitted to PharmCAS by February 1, 2016. Applicants must adhere to the specified requirements regarding letters of reference criteria:
The Admissions Committee reviews a prospective student’s application to determine their interview eligibility. All interviews are scheduled on a first-called/first-scheduled basis. Applicants are invited for interview via email. During the interview process, the student meets individually with a two to three-person interview team composed of college of pharmacy faculty & administrators , advisory board members, preceptors and/or students. Applicants are evaluated on potential academic abilities, communication skills, readiness for and adaptability to the profession of pharmacy. Applicants will be notified via email by the College of Pharmacy of their status. No phone calls please.