Ferris State University

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Tara M. Lee, MS
Director of Admissions

College of Pharmacy

220 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307

Phone (Work): 231-591-2249

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? March 2, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 142
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • PharmD/M.P.H.
Structure of your PharmD program: 3-4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available:
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No

Program Description (back to top)

The College of Pharmacy has been recognized as an accredited institution by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy since 1893 and is the principle source of pharmacy practitioners for the State of Michigan. 

Complete information on the pharmacy program can be found on our website at:

http://www.ferris.edu/colleges/pharmacy

 

 

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year:
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year:

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.5
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 51
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total    
Chemistry  General Chemistry 1 with Lab    
Chemistry  General Chemistry 2 with Lab   
Biology I  General Biology with Lab   
Biology II  General Biology 2 with lab    
Anatomy & Physiology I  Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (Course sequence should be biology major or pre health professional. We may disqualify anatomy and physiology sequences determined to be introductory in nature.)   
Anatomy & Physiology II  Anatomy and Physiology with Lab (Course sequence should be biology major or pre health professional. We may disqualify anatomy and physiology sequences determined to be introductory in nature.)   
Microbiology  Microbiology    
Biology / Biological Sci  Genetics    
Chemistry  Organic Chemistry 1 with Lab    
Chemistry  Organic Chemistry 2 with Lab    
Biochemistry  Biochemistry (should be at a level that has organic chemistry as a prerequisite)   
Math  Calculus for the Life Sciences or Calculus   
Statistics  Statistics or Statistics for the Life Sciences    
Physics I  Physics   
English Composition / Writing  English Composition 1    
English Composition / Writing  English Composition 2   
English Composition / Writing  Advanced English Composition (300 level or higher)    
Communication / Speech   Interpersonal Communication or Principles of Public Speaking   
Social/Behavioral Sci  Introduction to Psychology or Introductory Sociology   
Other  Microeconomics or Macroeconomics    
Other  Cultural Enrichment ( e.g. Architecture, Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Literature, Music, Theater, Religion, Ethics and Philosophy)   
Other  Cultural Enrichment ( e.g. Architecture, Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Literature, Music, Theater, Religion, Ethics and Philosophy)   
Other  Cultural Enrichment at a 200 level or higher ( e.g. Architecture, Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Literature, Music, Theater, Religion, Ethics and Philosophy)   

Additional Information

All applicants must meet course requirements as outlined on our webpage at https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/pharmacy/curriculum/Pre-Pharmacy-Curriculum-2011-Applicant.htm">https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/pharmacy/curriculum/Pre-Pharmacy-Curriculum-2011-Applicant.htm

For all information on Admissions go to https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/pharmacy/admissions/homepage.htm">https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/pharmacy/admissions/homepage.htm

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

No

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Required

Details:

See admission policies, which can be found at: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/pharmacy/curriculum/Admissions-Policies.htm

PCAT requirements, minimums and deadlines can be found there.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:

No

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:

No

Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: Yes

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Details:

Only coursework from most Canadian Universities/Colleges will be considered. See application policies, which can be found on our website at: http://bit.ly/1tnkVsl

We will not consider applicants that have done the required pre-requisite coursework in foreign countries other than Canada. 

 

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? No
Institution Specific Details:

A total of three letters of reference are recommende and can be selected from any of the individuals identified as not required but recommended. However, we will not disqualify an applicant for not having three letters of reference. See application policies outlined on our website at: http://bit.ly/1tnkVsl

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Not accepted

  • Co-Worker: Not accepted

  • Employer: Recommended but not required

  • Faculty Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Health Care Professional: Not accepted

  • Pharmacist: Not accepted

  • Politician: Not accepted

  • Pre-Health Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Liberal Arts): Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Math): Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Science): Recommended but not required

  • Supervisor: Recommended but not required

  • Teaching Assistant: Not accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but Not Required
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
  • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Details:

Interviews are likely to be scheduled in Big Rapids, Michigan. They consist of an in-person interview, extemporaneous writing portion, Q & A  and overview of program session for applicants, and a possible tour of the College of Pharmacy.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?

Yes

Amount: $200.00
Refundable? No
Details: A non-refundable deposit is required with acceptance and is applied to tuition.