The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a Research I University that has been rated as the leading public University in New England. The School of Pharmacy is an upper-division school and one of 10 schools and colleges located on the main campus in Storrs, a very beautiful and picturesque area of the state. The School is designated as a regional New England School.
The School has offered the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) as its sole professional degree since 1997. The professional program requires completion of: two years of pre-pharmacy requirements, two years in the professional program leading to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Pharmacy Studies (BS Pharmacy Studies), followed by two additional years leading to a Pharm.D. This professional BS/Pharm.D. program is a full-time, four-year program (146 credits professional program plus 64 credits pre-pharmacy for a total of 210 credits), making the Pharm.D. graduate eligible to sit for licensure. The professional program (Pharm.D. years), will require additional tuition and fees for in-state students and proportional increases for New England Regional and out-of-state students.
The professional program is made up of integrated sequences expanding the concepts introduced during the pre-professional years, and applying them to pharmaceutical systems:
1. an organ-based modular approach incorporating pathophysiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, drug delivery/formulation and therapeutics,
2. application of this knowledge to problem solving and patient cases,
3. a sequence of applied practice-based courses including the socioeconomic aspect of the profession and pharmacy administration, and
4. clinical experience with patients.
The curriculum prepares our graduates to become general practitioners with the ability to specialize in many areas of pharmacy. Three specialized learning tracks in Leadership, Urban Service and Pediatric Pharmacy are available to provide students with the opportunity to customize their learning experience according to their own particular interests. Through didactic, service, research, and experiential learning opportunitites, students are able to tailor their educational experience to their own unique interests while developing a speicalized range of skills.
For more information on our Pharm.D., joint-degree, or graduate degree programs, along with the myriad of co-curricular and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities that are avialable, please visit our website at http://www.pharmacy.uconn.edu.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology w/ lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry I & II w / labs||4 / semester; 8 credits total||6 quarter hours / 12 hours total|
|Sociology, Psychology, or Anthropology||3||4|
|General Education* (Must include the following):|
|Arts & Humanities||6||8|
|Diversity & Multiculturalism||3||4|
|Second Language Competency (Either 3 years high school or 2 college semesters in a single foreign language is required)|
|Writing Competency (1 non-pharmacy writing intensive course; not Academic Writing)||3||4|
|Physics (with lab)||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry I & II (Labs are not required)||3 credits per semester / 6 credits total||4-5 hours per quarter / 8-10 total hours|
|Human Physiology and Anatomy I & II (With Labs)||4 credits per semester / 8 credits total||6 quarter hours / 12 hours total|
*(See pg. 18 of UConn Undergraduate Catalog for more details;
All English, math, and science prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Any application that does not meet this requirement will be denied immediately.
The microeconomics and social science prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment.
It is very strongly recommended that the University General Education Requirements be completed prior to enrollment. Unfulfilled General Education Requirements must be completed by the end of the second professional year. Please refer to our website, http://www.pharmacy.uconn.edu, for more information regarding specific academic regulations and policies.
Only transfer students (please refer to the above definition of transfer student) are required to complete the supplemental Transfer Application for the University of Connecticut's Office of Transfer Admissions. Some of the supporting documents that must be included with the transfer application to UCONN by the April, 1 2016 deadline include; official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions of higher education, high school transcripts, and standardized testing results.
Please refer to the University Admissions website (http://admissions.uconn.edu/content/transfer) for general information on the transfer admission process and for the Transfer Application to the University of Connecticut.
The Transfer Application and all supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Transfer Admission by 4/1/2016. Transfer applications that don’t meet this criteria will become ineligible for further consideration by the School of Pharmacy Professional Program.
The PCAT must be taken no later than January 2016 for Fall 2016 enrollment.
Either the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS website: www.IELTS.org) or the TOEFL is required of all applicants for whom English is not the native language or primary language of instruction. A minimum score of 7.5 is required on the IELTS. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL (internet-based) is within the range of 102-109.
Please contact the School of Pharmacy Professional Program Office if you have any questions regarding this requirement.
For Transfer Students Only - The University of Connecticut requires that all applicants whose primary language is not English, including international and non-native English speakers must submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. TOEFL Code: 3915.
Please be advised that the School of Pharmacy requires a higher score on both the IELTS and TOEFL than the University of Connecticut. Please see Circumstances for which the test is required for more information.
For transfer applicants with international coursework; please be advised that only U.S. regionally accredited credentials are considered.
All students will be considered for an interview on a competitive basis. Students receiving an interview should not assume that they will be admitted to the professional program. An excellent academic record may be a factor in prioritizing applicants for interview. If invited to interview, the applicant’s personal characteristics such as professional and social awareness, communication skills, self-knowledge and maturity, ethics and integrity and problem-solving ability are assessed. Please see http://www.pharmacy.uconn.edu for more information.