University of Wyoming

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Maria Bennett
Manager of Pharmacy Student Services

HS 295

Dept 3375
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

Phone (Work): 307-766-6132

Phone (Fax): 307-766-2953

Michelle Hansen
Admission Officer

Dept 3375 1000 E University Ave
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

Phone (Work): 307-766-6125

Phone (Fax): 307-766-2953

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: June 3, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    Details

Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The pharmacy curriculum at the University of Wyoming begins with a two-year preprofessional program followed by the 4-year professional program. The professional program consists of three years of coursework and one year on rotations.  The UW School of Pharmacy admits approximately 52 students every fall. Students in the School of Pharmacy have their own special activities and share in the congenial college community. Students may enter the professional program only upon official acceptance by the School of Pharmacy.  http://www.uwyo.edu/pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy/MBA will take five years to complete - four years of Pharmacy studies and one year of MBA core courses. Students spend their first year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) in the MBA program taking core courses and completing a summer experiential project (30 credits). The next four years will encompass the traditional Pharm. D. curriculum, including the MBA Capstone course in Year 2. Students completing this program will earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master of Business Administration degree http://www.uwyo.edu/mba/degree-programs/doctor-pharmacy-dual-degree.html.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 200
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 52
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 52
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 10
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 32
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 20
Minimum overall GPA considered: NA
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: NA
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: NA
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 35
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 65
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.44
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18-51
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 2:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 48
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 55
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 63  55 
General Biology +Lab  
Animal Biology +Lab  
Calculus 
Statistics 
General Chemistry I +Lab  
General Chemistry II +Lab  
Organic Chemistry I +Lab  
Organic Chemistry II +Lab  
Human Anatomy  
Human Anatomy Lab  
Human Systems Physiology + Lab  
Medical Microbiology +Lab  
Principles of Biochemistry  

Additional Information

Other clarifying information: All science and math courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to enrollment. All science courses must have labs. General Microbiology or Pathogenic Microbiology can be substituted for Medical Microbiology. Students who are taking a fusion course of Human Anatomy and Physiology must take two semesters with labs to be equivalent. General Biology II will subsitiute for Animal Biology. It is strongly recommended that students complete a composition course and a literature course. Contact the Manager of Pharmacy Student Services for more information.

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy requires students to complete the University of Wyoming’s University Studies program 2015 prior to graduating from the professional pharmacy program. Work on the University Studies program should begin in the preprofessional years. For more information about the University Studies program please review the following website: http://www.uwyo.edu/unst

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy does not accept prerequisites courses that were taken online. If a student has taken a course online they should contact the Manager of Pharmacy Student Services.

 

 

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

No

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Yes

The oldest PCAT considered: January 2016
Details:

 

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?

Yes

Details:

Only for non-US citizens.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Co-Worker
  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor
  • Teaching Assistant

LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Co-Worker
  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor
  • Teaching Assistant

LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED:

Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Clergy
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • TBD
Details:
The interview process is approximatley a half day, that includes lunch with current students, a problem solving test, a writing sample and a meeting with faculty.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview on a continual basis
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 10 working days after the admissions offer.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?

Yes

Amount: $750
Due: 10 working days after the admissions offer
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
  • August 22, 2018
First day of classes and/or matriculation: August 22, 2018
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes