A Bachelor's Degree Is Required.
We encourage you to visit our Website for additional applicant information at http://www.usj.edu/pharmacy. At University of Saint Joseph, Hartford, CT, students explore and expand their potential through personal attention in a welcoming community that offers an academically challenging program to individuals who want to succeed in the profession of pharmacy and make a difference in society. The University is a community that promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society. We provide exemplary pharmacy education to diverse and qualified students possessing high leadership potential who are dedicated to impacting the health care needs of the people of the US and the global community.
The program relies on a firm foundation in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, socio-behavioral and clinical sciences, developing life-long learning skills that result in pharmacy practitioners committed to providing quality patient care and advancing the profession of pharmacy. The School is committed to, and promotes the emergence of, competent and compassionate pharmacists who will engage in community service and foster the advancement of research and scholarship.
The School of Pharmacy’s 3-calendar year Pharm.D. program is designed with two interwoven and complementary components: didactic and experiential, with the experiential learning component occurring throughout the entire curriculum. Students progress through the program in cohorts, using a modified block schedule (studying one course at a time) and mastering the subject material before moving to the next course. This approach has a proven record of increasing students’ ability to master the didactic material and provides students with a rich experiential education. Traditionally, this model results in high pass rates on the NAPLEX and allows students to benefit from employment sooner, which is a distinct financial advantage when compared to traditional 4-year programs.
For more information please visit: http://www.usj.edu/pharmacy.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||Bachelor's Degree required Complete a minimum of 68 semester credits of pre-pharmacy study in a Regionally Accredited college or university in the United States||102|
|English (one course in Composition)||6||10-12|
|General Chemistry I & II (Lecture and Laboratory)||8||12-15|
|Humanities: e.g. Art, Drama, Theatre, Literature, Religion, Music, Foreign Languages, Philosophy||6||10-12|
|Social Sciences: e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Political Sciences, Economics, History, Anthropology, Government, Ethnic Studies||6||10-12|
|Heath-Related Science and Mathematics: e.g. Computer Fundamentals/Basics, Medical Terminology, Informatics, Genetics, Mathematics above Calculus I, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell Biology||6||12-16|
|Microbiology (with Laboratory)||4||6|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology (with Laboratory)||8||12-15|
|Statistics or Biostatistics||3||4.5-5|
|Physics (Lecture and Laboratory)||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry I & II (Lecture and Laboratory)||8||12-15|
Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics courses MUST include a laboratory session.
If you plan to enroll for fall 2016, the latest PCAT we will consider is January 2016.
A Math Survey Exam and Written Essay during the interview process.
Applicants must have completed the prerequisite coursework in the United States. We do not accept prerequisite coursework completed outside the United States, nor do we accept the ECE or WES evaluations. We do accept a foreign bachelor’s degree, but not the 68 credits of prerequisite coursework. For a list of prerequisite courses please visit: http://www.usj.edu/index.php/academics/schools/school-of-pharmacy/about-pharmacy-usj/pharmd-prerequisites
We do not accept letters of reference from family members or friends. A minimum of two references are required. We require one academic letter (Professor, Advisor, or Dean). The second letter should be from an employer, another Professor, or an Academic Advisor.