Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, founded in 1821, was the first educational institution in North America to teach pharmacy to students. Early graduates of the College went on to found six of today’s top pharmaceutical companies. The comprehensive curriculum combines courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, social sciences and the liberal arts with professional courses and pharmacy practice experiences. Our curriculum is designed for you to gain hands-on pharmacy experience early in your professional program and build upon it through graduation. You will have other options to enhance your education, including residencies and fellowships in pharmacy as well as opportunities to earn a minor or additional degree. Capstone courses allow you to explore drug therapy in the management and prevention of many disease states, work directly with data systems records that simulate those used in pharmacy practice, and develop drug therapy regimens using data from actual patients. Faculty members are award-winning scientists, researchers and practicing pharmacists. Professional courses on campus allow you to develop mentoring relationships with pharmacists from all types of practice settings. Our location near and partnerships with so many hospitals, pharmaceutical research, manufacturing and business facilities gives you nearly unlimited options for internships and post-graduate employment.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology I with Lab||4|
|General Biology II with Lab||4|
|Organic Chemistry I with Lab||4|
|Organic Chemistry II with Lab||4|
|General Physics I with Lab||4|
|General Physics II with Lab||4|
|General Chemistry I with Lab||4|
|General Chemistry II with Lab||4|
|Math Analysis I (Pre-Calculus)||3|
|Math Analysis II (Calculus)||3|
|Writing and Rhetoric I||3|
|Writing and Rhetoric II||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II||8|
Other clarifying information: Intellectual Heritage I & II are unique interdisciplinary courses that are part of the USciences curriculum. A sequence of courses designed to achieve a balance between specialized study and exposure to a diversity of ideas, perspectives and modes of thinking. Year three transfer students most often satisfy this requirement through courses in the take courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, moral reasoning/philosophy or historical studies.
† Both Anatomy & Physiology I & II are needed in an A & P sequence course in order to complete the required “head to toe” material. A & P course for pre-med students is preferred and must have a Biology pre-requisite.
• General Education requirements can be fulfilled through the following Social Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Science or Humanities: Arabic, Art, Chinese, Classics, English, French, German, History, Humanities, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, World Cultures.
^ May be waived through department approval if not fulfilled.
The Janaury PCAT will be accepted for 2014 consideration
Required if English is not native language
International transfer students must have college coursework evaluated by WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).
Selected applicants will be asked to attend an interview day which will consist of a pharmacy department information session followed by an interview with 2 faculty members. After the faculty interviews, applicants will tour campus and enjoy lunch with current pharmacy students.