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.
We are excited to announce we now offer a PharmD/M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences joint degree program, to be completed within 4 years.
|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 - 2 courses total - at least one composition course - one more course English, Composition, Literature, Writing, etc.||6||9|
|Speech/Communication - Public Speaking, Oral Communication, Speech, Debate, etc. will count||3||4|
|Psychology (General/Intro or Abnormal will count)||3||4|
For more details about our Prerequisite Requirements, please view our webpage: http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions/prerequisites
Supplemental Application: Pacific University Website
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
Only Complete Applications Are Reviewed
An application to our School of Pharmacy is complete when we have received a PharmCAS and Pacific Supplemental application by the appropriate deadline dates. Applications are not reviewed until we have received both parts to make a complete file.
Please see specific instructions on our web page at:
Pacific University requires two letters of reference, but a candidate can submit up to four through PharmCAS. The admissions committee will review all of the letters of reference received at the time the application is submitted (up to four). Students must submit these letters through PharmCAS. Overall, candidates should be asking individuals who know them well, and can attest to academic and/or professional capabilities.
We don’t require letters of reference from specific individuals, but letters from pharmacists and science professors can be beneficial.