The School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University is located on the University's Medical College of Virginia campus in Richmond. Since its inception in 1898, the School of pharmacy has been a leader in pharmaceutical education and research. The VCU School of Pharmacy continually strives to promote excellence in all of its programs. Our mission is to provide professional, graduate, and postgraduate education, conduct pharmaceutical and biomedical research, and deliver pharmaceutical care and public service. We are the only school of pharmacy to offer a complete spectrum of academic programs in pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These programs include the PharmD, and the M.S. and Ph.D. in the pharmaceutical sciences. The professional degree program at the School is the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) which leads to a career as a pharmacist. Further academic options can be sought through the School's graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences. The graduate program leads to an M.S., a Ph.D., and postdoctoral study. Areas of concentration include Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Administration, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Pharmacology and Toxicology. The professional degree can be combined with the Ph.D. in the above areas of concentration. Additionally, the professional degree can be combined with an MBA degree in conjunction with the VCU School of Business, a MPH degree in conjunction with the VCU School of Medicine or a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies in conjunction with the VCU School of Allied Health.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology Lab||2||3|
|Microbiology Lecture (in addition, 1 SH of lab is preferred)||3||4.5|
|English (to include 1 semester of composition and rhetoric) *||6||9|
|General Chemistry Lecture||6||9|
|General Chemistry Lab||2||3|
|Organic Chemistry Lecture||6||9|
|Organic Chemistry Lab||2||3|
|Human Anatomy Lecture (in addition, 1 SH of lab is preferred)||3||4.5|
Provided at the time of an invitation to interview
July PCAT recommended for Early Decision applicants, Fall PCAT recommended for Regular Decision, January at the latest.