Entering its eighth decade of providing access to the American dream through excellence in higher education, Long Island University (LIU) is a multi-campus, diverse, doctoral institution. One of the largest and most comprehensive private nonsectarian universities in the country, it offers more than 600 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs and certificates and educates more than 18,000 students.
The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was founded in 1886 and is the oldest unit of LIU. Located on the Brooklyn Campus, the College of Pharmacy educates students in the heart of the largest metropolitan area in the country. There are nearly 800 full-time professional students and approximately 200-300 graduate students enrolled each year.
The professional segment of the Doctor of Pharmacy program consists of six semesters of didactic and early experiential coursework and an extramural year of advanced practice experiences, which students complete in hospital, community and other pharmacy practice settings. The professional program provides the specialized education necessary to develop expertise in the ever-broadening field of pharmacy and prepares the student for professional licensure examinations.
For additional information please visit the college website: http://www.liu.edu/pharmacy
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||67 - 69||101|
|English Composition I (LIU BK, ENG 16)||3||4.5|
|English Composition II (LIU BK, Core Seminar 50)||3||4.5|
|Physics with lab (LIU BK, PHY 27)||4||6|
|Calculus (LIU BK, MAT 40)||4||6|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab (LIU BK, BIO 137 and BIO 138)||8||12|
|English Literature (LIU BK, English 61, 62, 63, 64)||6||9|
|History or Philosophy (LIU BK, HIS 1 and 2 or PHL 61 and 62)||6||9|
|General Psychology (LIU BK, Psychology 3)||3||4|
|Microeconomics or Macroeconomics (LIU BK, ECO 1 or 2)||3||4|
|General Chemistry I and II with lab (LIU BK, CHE 3 and CHE 4)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry I and II with lab (LIU, BK CHE 121 and CHE 122)||8||12|
|General Biology I and II with lab (LIU BK, BIO 1 and BIO 2)||8||12|
|Microbiology with lab (LIU BK, BIO 101)||4||6|
Students should complete either 6 credits of History OR 6 credits of Philosophy. Students may NOT select one course of History and one course of Philosophy to satisfy the requirement. The faculty of the College of Pharmacy strongly encourages students to complete this prerequisite requirement with Philosophy. Quarter courses must be completed in sequence (ex: 101A, 101B, & 101C).
Additionally, it is the applicant's responsibility to be aware and to fulfill the pre-requisite courses required for entry into the Professional Phase (P3) of the PharmD Program. Since the program is very competitive, a grade of “C” or higher in all pre-requisite courses is recommended.
Two letters of reference are required. These letters may be from an employer, professor, supervisor of a community service project, etc.; however, they may not come from a family member, teaching assistant, co-worker, or friend.
Interview dates are October - May, with additional interviews as needed.
The interview is required and the most competitive applicants are invited for an on-campus personal interview.
At the time of review of the applications, the committee will decide to invite the candidate for an interview, place the candidate on hold for further review, or reject the applicant.