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 (NOT Anatomy & Physiology)||4|
|General Biology II with Lab (NOT Anatomy & Physiology)||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|
|Microbiology 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 (English Composition I)||3|
|Writing and Rhetoric II (English Composition II)||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II||8|
|General Education: Social Sciences (e.g., Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology) *Waived if Bachelor's degree completed by start of program||6|
|General Education: Humanities (e.g., Art Appreciation, History, Music Appreciation, Philosophy, Foreign languages) *Waived if Bachelor's degree completed by start of program||6|
|General Education Requirement: Additional social science and/or humanities elective credit *Waived if Bachelor's degree completed by start of program||6|
The Janaury PCAT will be accepted for 2017 consideration
International applicants are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if their native language is not English, or if their college level studies were not conducted in English. A minimum score of 90 (6.5 IELTS) is required.
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.