Come be a part of history! Transfer students entering St. Louis College of Pharmacy in fall 2016 will be part of the inaugural class of our new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, and we will have more spaces available in the first professional year for transfer students than ever before.
Our innovative new curriculum is aimed at developing students into pharmacists who are “team ready” and “practice ready.” Graduates will be able to think critically, solve complex problems, and communicate effectively to provide high-level, interprofessional patient and population care that is evidence-based, culturally sensitive and includes disease management and promotion of health and wellness. Graduates will also be able to manage medication use systems to optimize patient safety and system efficacy, advocate for the pharmacy profession and within their communities, apply quality improvement principles to advance the practice of pharmacy including practice models that are economically sustainable, and be consumers of and contributors to research and scholarly works.
Our new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum will be delivered in a brand new, state-of-the-art academic and research building where student pharmacists will gain requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and abilities through both didactic and experiential coursework. Student pharmacists will learn pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pathophysiology, and pharmacotherapeutics in an integrated method around organ systems of the body and disease states. Liberal arts and humanities components are also integrated to provide both a humanistic and pharmacy education. This learning will be extended into three contemporary, innovative Pharmacy Practice Skills Laboratories and a variety of introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Interprofessional educational opportunities are embedded throughout the curriculum.
Our new curriculum also provides student pharmacists the opportunity to customize
elective/selective courses in areas of focus such as business management,
research, public health and clinical pharmacy. International learning
experiences and post-graduate opportunities such as Masters in Business
Administration (MBA) also exist.
What makes St. Louis College of Pharmacy special?
- Established in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in the U.S.
- We are located in one of the nation’s preeminent biomedical complexes.
- We were ranked one of the top 4 private colleges of pharmacy in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2012).
- 94% of students receive financial aid.
- We have the third lowest tuition out of 65 private colleges of pharmacy in the U.S.
- We have an active and engaged alumni association. St. Louis College of Pharmacy's 6,941 living alumni live in all 50 states and 13 different countries. Approximately 75 percent of St. Louis-area pharmacists are STLCOP graduates.
- Our successful alumni practice in a variety of settings. We’ve had alumni who have founded pharmaceutical companies around the world, directed national pharmacy compliance programs and pharmacy associations, worked as infectious disease pharmacists and oncology pharmacists at world-renowned medical centers, served in various roles with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and invented new drugs to improve patient outcomes.
- More than 92% of graduates pass the national and state licensure exams on their first try.
- Nearly 100% job placement
What else does St. Louis College of Pharmacy offer?
- More than 50 student organizations, professional fraternities, intramurals, and club sports
- Student-athletes compete in NAIA men's and women's basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field, and soccer, women's volleyball, and women's softball.
- Through many different community engagement opportunities, our students make a difference in the St. Louis community, nationally, and internationally.
- St. Louis is a world-class city that offers many cultural opportunities, great entertainment venues, and three professional sports teams: St. Louis Rams football, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey.
- Our campus is only two blocks from Forest Park, which includes 1,300 acres of green space, tennis courts, an outdoor ice rink, golf course, art museum, history museum, zoo, science center, and outdoor opera.
Total Enrollment: 1353
Estimated number of transfer students accepted into the first professional year: 150
Average GPA: 3.2
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Anatomy & Physiology I*||4||6.67|
|Anatomy & Physiology II*||4||6.67|
|General Chemistry I* (College Chemistry not accepted)||4||6.67|
|General Chemistry II* (College chemistry not accepted)||4||6.67|
|Freshmen Seminar / Orientation||2||3.34|
|Introduction to Healthcare||2||3.34|
|Literature or World Literature elective||3||5|
|Organic Chemistry I*||4||6.67|
|Organic Chemistry II*||4||6.67|
|English Composition I||3||5|
|English Composition II||3||5|
|Statistics (Math or Biostats emphasis)||3||5|
|Biochemistry (Does not require a lab)||3||5|
|Public Speaking / Communication||3||5|
|General Liberal Arts / Humanities (Minimum of 9 hours)||9||15|
|Professional Writing / Writing Emphasis electives||6||10|
*courses must also include labs
Please contact our transfer admissions office (Jarrod Kincaid) at 314-446-8332 for any questions regarding pre-requisite courses.
All, but January 2016 is the last PCAT that is preferred.
Only required for non-US citizens; select code 8246
STLCOP accepts (prefers) evaluations from WES to further evaluate a student's coursework for possible transfer admissions
Closed File interview. It consists of two, 30 minute interviews with a faculty or staff member. It is Pass/Fail.