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

Michelle Hansen
Admission Officer

Dept 3375 1000 E University Ave
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

Phone (Work): 307-766-6125


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? June 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
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 (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class:
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions?
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

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.

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

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 52
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 10

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: NA
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: NA
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No

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
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 63  55 
  General Biology +Lab  
  Animal Biology +Lab  
  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:

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.



Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?




Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: NA
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:



Only for non-US citizens.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:

Residency (back to top)

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

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Two (2)

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Recommended but Not Required
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Recommended but Not Required

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
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)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $750
Refundable? No