The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy is one of only two degree-granting pharmacy schools in New Jersey, and is the first in the state to be associated with a private university.
The School’s dynamic program of study integrates the very best practices in pharmacy education today. Students will:
The School’s new pharmacy curriculum, leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, will expose students to a broad range of views and skills building. It was designed in partnership with stakeholders representing many sectors in health care.
At its foundation are courses that provide integration of topics in basic sciences, pathophysiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, therapeutics and patient care.
Further distinguishing the curriculum are courses that include topics designed to advance each student’s knowledge and skills in human behaviors, communication, informatics, data analytics, medication safety, leadership and individualized patient care.
Classroom learning is enhanced by the use of advanced technology. Hybrid and practice experience courses emphasize active learning and give students time for managing their learning opportunities.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Organic Chemistry wth Laboratory||8||12|
|General Biology with laboratory||8||12|
|Anatomy and Physiology with laboratory||8||12|
|Speech or Professional Communication||3||5|
|General Chemistry with laboratory||8||12|
|Physics with laboratory||8||12|
|Macroeconomics or Microeconomics||3||5|
|Free Electives (to include Social/Behavioral Sciences/Humanities||32||47|
Applicants have the option to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). GRE code 7776. Scores must be no more than five years old. Applicants should take the PCAT or GRE no later than March 1st.
Proof of English proficiency is required of all applicants if English is your second language. An applicant can prove English proficiency through one of the following ways: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (school code 7768) version with a minimum composite score of 90. Completing two college level English composition courses at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. English as a Second Language (ESL) and English courses offered abroad as foreign language courses are not accepted. For more information please visit our website at www.fdu.edu/pharmacy
A course by course evaluation with a calculated overall grade point average must be sent directly to the college. Foreign Coursework can be evaluated by one of the services listed below:
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-3470
World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, New York 10113-0745
Three letters of recommendation (two academic references at least one from a science professor, the third can be from anyone that knows you well who is not a relative, so it may be a supervisor or other professional (a pharmacist is highly recommended but not required)
We believe that the interview should serve as an opportunity for us to learn more about you, but should also serve as a chance for you to gather more information about our program, faculty, staff, curriculum, campus, and anything else you may want to know. The basic itinerary for the day includes a welcome session, three/four mini-interviews with faculty and staff from the School, a campus tour, a lunch with the deans, and a time for a one-on-one question and answer session with a School team member. The day should last about 4-5 hours in total.