Located on the nation's only completely new education, research and patient care facility, the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is part of the interprofessional learning environment that fosters collaboration of nationally renowned researchers and clinicians. Through expanded experiential training, critical skills development and active learning, we produce quality practitioners. Whether they go on to become community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, teachers, researchers or entrepreneurs, our mission is to make sure our graduates are scientifically knowledgeable, compassionate, ethical and committed to a lifetime of continued learning. This is demonstrated on our above average Naplex passing rate and post-graduate residency placement rates. Acceptance into the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharm.D. program is competitive and applicants will be evaluated based on: scholastic ability, communication skills, motivation, leadership potential, desire to contribute to the profession of pharmacy and diversity of professional and other life experiences. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to review each application on a case-by-case basis.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biochemistry (upper-division No lab required)||3||5|
|General Biology 1 & 2||6||9|
|General Biology Lab 1 & 2||2||3|
|General Chemistry 1 & 2||6||9|
|General Chemistry Lab 1 & 2||2||3|
|Organic Chemistry 1 & 2||6||9|
|Organic Chemistry lab 1 & 2||2||3|
|Human Anatomy or Anatomy and Physiology I||3||5|
|Human Anatomy Lab or Anatomy and Physiology I lab||1||2|
|Human Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology II||3||5|
|Human Physiology Lab or Antomy and Physiology II lab||1||2|
|Physics I (algebra or calculus based)||3||5|
|Economics (Macroeconomics or Microeconomics)||3||5|
|English Composition 1 & 2||6||9|
|Humanities / Social Science||9||13|
Students in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa, specifically the student (F) or exchange (I) visa, are considered international students. Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required with the application unless English is the student's native language. To be eligible, these applicants must score 550 or higher on the written (paper and pencil) test, 213 or higher on the computer-based test, or 79-80 on the new Internet TOEFL test.
Three (3) recommendation forms are required as part of the PharmCAS application. Letters submitted in lieu of completing the form will not be accepted. The applicant should seek recommendations attesting to his/her academic performance (academic recommendation) or on the applicant's professional skills and potential for success in a rigorous professional degree program (professional recommendation).
The onsite interview process is designed to assess the applicant's knowledge of the profession, communication and ability to perform in a positive, professional manner when working with others. In addition to an individual interview, the candidate will write an essay on an assigned topic, and will be observed in a problem-solving group activity to further assess interpersonal communication skills. To be considered for admission, applicants must participate in the onsite interview process.