Founded in 1859 as the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy joined the University of Illinois system in 1896. The College of Pharmacy, which stands as one of 88 leading research universities in the nation. From this rich tradition, the University of Illinois at Chicago has developed an outstanding reputation for educating top-notch pharmacists and researchers. The College of Pharmacy offers excellent academic facilities, numerous research laboratories, and other services to support our students' education at both our Chicago and Rockford campuses. The College provides leadership in education, research, public service, entrepreneurship and business activities, and patient care to guide and serve the pharmaceutical care needs of society.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Communication (both written and verbal)||8||12|
|General Biology with labs||8||12|
|Anatomy and Physiology||8||12|
|Microbiology with lab||3||4.5|
|Inorganic Chemistry with labs||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences - may be fulfilled with courses such as psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, and geography||3||4.5|
|Humanities - can be fulfilled by courses in areas such as philosophy, religious studies, English literature, history, art history||3||4.5|
If science coursework was taken more than five years prior to admission application, applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by a College of Pharmacy admissions counselor.
Information about the supplemental application will be emailed to qualified applicants once a verified PharmCAS application has been received.
It is recommended that PCAT be taken prior to e-submitting a PharmCAS application which the option of having another PCAT exam date available to use if necessary. Applications will not be reviewed until all materials are received - including PCAT. If an applicant retakes the PCAT, the new PCAT scores will be considered when received.
UIC requires the submission of valid English proficiency test scores for all non-native English speakers.
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All applicants are required to provide documentation of appropriate immunizations, run a "clean" background check and drug screen, and have a valid Illinois pharmacy technician license.
Although not required for admission consideration, all admitted students must have a valid Illinois technician license by August 1 of the matriculation year. Anyone who has let their license lapse should work to have their licenses reactivated by meeting the state's requirements for doing so. Those who have never had a technician license should visit the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional regulation for more information about how to apply for a new license.
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Two letters of recommendation must be submitted through PharmCAS.
Interviews are by invitation only. Top applicants meeting the screening criteria set forth by the Admissions Committee will be offered the opportunity to interview with UIC faculty and staff members starting in October and continuing through March.
The kind of interviews conducted are MMI (multiple mini interviews). Each mini interview covers a particular characteristic the Admissions Committee would like to see in students.