The UNMC College of Pharmacy pre-requisites have been reduced from 90 to 64 hours. Please refer to the school webpage for specific information.
The College of Pharmacy is located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus in Omaha, NE. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the College of Pharmacy will reside in the brand new Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences & Education and Center for Drug Discovery, a $35 million building completely funded by private support. The new Center will offer the most up-to-date technologies to enhance the learning environment.
The Pharm.D. Program received a full 8-year accreditation in 2012 by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and has recently undergone significant revision to the pre-pharmacy curriculum. Classes are conducted on a semester basis beginning in late August and ending in early May. Required didactic courses in the curriculum are not offered during the summer although experiential programming does occur during that time.
Both professional and social opportunities are available through campus and College of Pharmacy organizations. The College maintains active chapters of APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists and ASHP Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy as well as chapters of Kappa Psi and Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternities, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. These organizations provide opportunities for social interaction, as well as the offering of professional services in the community and the state of Nebraska.
UNMC is dedicated to educating the next century of health care professionals with the latest in teaching tools, technology and facilities. More than 3,600 students attend UNMC, seeking degrees in Allied Health professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Graduate Studies. Students at UNMC learn in an environment that embraces the innovation of tomorrow while maintaining low student-to-faculty ratios and small-group learning. For more detailed information about educational programs, please see: http://www.unmc.edu
Because of UNMC’s robust research enterprise, students learn from scientists and clinicians who are at the leading edge of discovery. Many of our students also can engage in the rich cultures of Omaha, working in student-run clinics that assist underserved populations in the city.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry w/Lab||8 (Minimum)|
|Organic Chemistry w/Lab||8 (Minimum)|
|Calculus I||4 (Minimum)|
|Statistics /or Biostatistics||3|
|Quantitative Chemical Analysis (analytic chemistry)||0-4|
|Biological/Life Sciences w/Lab||4 (Minimum)|
|Anatomy* (may be a combined two semester Anatomy & Physiology course)||4|
|Physiology* (may be a combined two semester Anatomy & Physiology course)||4|
Specific instructions for accessing the UNMC College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application will be provided via email after your verified PharmCAS application materials have been received by our program from PharmCAS. A listing of questions that must be answered as part of the supplemental application process may be reviewed at: http://net.unmc.edu/apply/phar_sup.asp
July test dates are preferred since we have a rolling admissions process whereby review of applicant files can begin as soon as they are complete; early completion of the PCAT enables us to have those scores in a timely manner.
ACT scores are required for our evaluation process; scores must be submitted directly to the UNMC College of Pharmacy.
Health care-related experience is not absolutely required, but is highly recommended as it is important for you to know as much as possible about the profession of your choice.
We feel it would be difficult to have a passion for a profession if one does not really know its primary functions.
Please see our website for more detailed information about our program and the application process:
Proof of citizenship or documentation of lawful presence is required for pharmacist internship registration with the State of Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. This registration is required to enable students to complete their experiential education.
Three (3) reference letters are required:
In all cases, the references must be in a position to critically evaluate your past performance