The Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program gives first-time freshmen the opportunity to complete their undergraduate requirements in the same environment as their doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) studies. Our pre-pharmacy program lays a strong foundation, setting you up for success as you pursue a career in pharmacy.
Earn your PharmD in as few as five years. Based on academic standings, you will be placed in one of three pathways, completing your PharmD in five, six or seven years.
Two years of undergraduate study followed by three years of study in the professional PharmD program.
Three years of undergraduate study followed by three years of study in the professional PharmD program.
Four years of undergraduate study, earning a bachelor's degree, followed by three years of study in the professional PharmD program.
Guaranteed PharmD admission
Pacific offers three freshman admission pathways for completing the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program. Each pathway requires a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and a 2.7 GPA in specific math and science courses, in addition to submission of an advancement application, an interview and a writing sample. Completion of these requirements guarantees admission into our PharmD program.
Access to faculty and current students
Our Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program brings current PharmD and pre-pharmacy students together. You will have access to opportunities, resources and support systems throughout your time at Pacific.
Student-success is a top priority at Pacific
Our pre-pharmacy curriculum and academic requirements are focused on helping you become a highly-skilled, patient-centered pharmacist. Starting the first semester, you will be assigned a pharmacy faculty member as your academic advisor. They will help you navigate your course load, plan each academic semester and support you every step of the way.
Plenty of opportunities to get involved
Choose from over 150 student organizations. Enjoy some friendly competition by joining an intramural or club team. Rush a fraternity or sorority. We are proud to have two chapters of pharmacy honor societies and four professional pharmacy fraternities.