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|
|Speech communication - Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication||2||3|
|General biology with lab||8||12|
|General chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Physics with lab (may be calculus or non-calculus based)||8||12|
|Calculus (integral and differential)||3||4.5|
|Human Anatomy (all organ systems)||4||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||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.
The minimum human anatomy requirement is 4 semester hours. However, the requirement is that it cover ALL organ systems. If a school offers a human anatomy sequence, the ENTIRE sequence must be taken to meet this requirement—even if it exceeds the 4 semester hour minimum.
Information about the supplemental application will be emailed to qualified applicants.
It's optimal if PCAT is taken prior to the prior to e-submitting PharmCAS application. If taking the January 2014 PCAT, please realize that application are reviewed on an on-going basis (starting in September) and are not reviewed until all application and supplemental materials (including PCAT scores) are received.
TOEFL is required for applicants whose native language is not English. Applicants may qualify for a waiver if you can provide the following:
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.
If any coursework has been taken outside the U.S...
Applicants should provide a foreign transcript evaluation (ECE or WES) for our admissions counselor's evaluation with regard to meeting pre-pharmacy requirements. These reports can be mailed, emailed, or faxed.
UIC College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs (MC874)
833 South Wood Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
How do I apply if I'm a non-citizen or if I have foreign coursework?
You will need to do the following in order to apply to the College of Pharmacy at UIC:
Evidence of English Competency
TOEFL/IELTS exemptions are not determined by the prevalence of spoken English in your country or the medium of instruction at your university.
You may qualify for a waiver if you can provide the following:
The College of Pharmacy minimum requirements for TOEFL scores are as follows:
Listening – 6.0
Writing – 6.0
Reading – 6.0
Speaking – 6.0
Total Score – 6.5
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 late in the fall semester through March or April.
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.