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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown    
2018-2019 Johnstown Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 02, 2020
 
2018-2019 Johnstown Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pre-Pharmacy


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The School of Pharmacy program requires two years of preprofessional courses and four years of professional courses. Students enrolled in the professional program are full-time students. Pitt-Johnstown offers the courses required for students to fulfill their preprofessional (prepharmacy) requirements. There are no provisions for part-time students in the professional program. Applicants to the Pittsburgh campus School of Pharmacy must have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing, all prerequisite mathematics and science subjects no later than the spring term of the year of admission. All other preprofessional courses must be completed prior to the first day of the fall term of admission.

Each year, approximately 96 students are accepted from a pool of approximately 1,000 applicants. Admission is competitive and is based on all aspects of the application, in addition to grade point average (GPA). This includes science grades, curriculum, recommendations, and essays. Competition varies from year to year depending upon the size and strength of the applicant pool. Although there are minimum grade point average requirements, the average GPA of applicants admitted to the fall 2005 class was 3.43.

Required Preprofessional Courses:


Humanities (6 credits)


  • One course from two different departments

Social Sciences (6 Credits)


  • One course from two different departments

Electives (6 credits)


Note:


*Must be in humanities, social sciences or psychology. Public speaking is recommended.

Application Procedures for the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Pittsburgh:


  • Completion of prepharmacy course requirements
  • Minimum quality point average of 3.0
  • A grade of C or above required in math and science courses without repeating the course
  • Application through the PharmCAS, the Web-based Pharmacy College Application Service at www.pharmcas.org
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test at www.pcatweb.info
  • School of Pharmacy supplemental application at www.pharmacy.pitt.edu
  • If accepted into the program, Pitt-Johnstown students must complete a relocation form that can be obtained at the Office of the Registrar, 279 Blackington Hall.

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