We require students to complete the PharmCAS and Pacific Supplemental applications for review. The supplemental application is on our website; it is not sent separately to students.
Courses are offered in a modified block design, allowing students to study one topic at a time before moving on to another content area. Experiential components are integrated into the first two didactic years of study, and the third year is devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience.
At Pacific, we emphasize integration of concepts, as well as teamwork and collaboration among students. As one of several health professions programs offered at Pacific's Hillsboro Campus, we also emphasize interprofessional cooperation among the healthcare team.
The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the ACPE. We admitted our first class in Fall 2006. Today, our average class size is approximately 100 students.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Economics (Micro or Macro)||3||4|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Government, Psychology,Sociology, Political Science, Human Development, etc)||3||4|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (Geography, Religion, History, Literature, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, Foreign Language, Drama, etc)||3||4|
|Microbiology (no lab required)||3||4|
|General Chemistry with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Physics with a lab (general or upper-level)||3||4|
|English (at least one composition course)||6||9|
|Psychology (Intro or Abnormal)||3||4|
Science courses must be designed for science majors or pre-professional students. Science courses recommended to be taken within the last 7 years. Must receive a grade of “C” or better in each prerequisite and complete all courses before matriculation in August. AP credit (must show proof of a 4 or 5 on the exam) is acceptable for non-science courses. For the Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites, we prefer - HUMAN Anatomy and HUMAN Physiology - a year long series - courses to be taken at the same institution; combined courses accepted.
Pacific University School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application is available at http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions/how-apply
An application to our School of Pharmacy is not complete until we have received a PharmCAS and Pacific Supplemental application by the appropriate deadline dates.
We do not require a minimum amount of pharmacy or healthcare experience. Although we don't require experience, it is highly recommended that applicants participate in shadowing, volunteer, or work experiences that solidify their decision to become a pharmacist and help them gain knowledge about the profession.
Learn more about the admissions criteria on our website: http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions/admissions-criteria
Pacific University only accepts evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE; www.ece.org) or World Education Services (WES; www.wes.org). Please see specific instructions on our web page at: http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions/how-apply/international
Pacific University School of Pharmacy requires two letters of reference. A student can submit up to four in PharmCAS. If we receive more than two, we will review all LORs.