Admissions Requirements

  •  Admissions Requirements 

     

    Please see below for information on required tests, GPA, pre-requisite coursework, physical examination, immunizations, health insurance, and criminal background check.  Frequently asked questions about admissions can be found here: [Link to Admissions FAQs]

    PCAT

    The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) may be taken at any time, but no later than January of the year that you are seeking admission. Please contact Pearson at 1-800-622-3231 or visit www.pcatweb.info for a PCAT application and additional PCAT information.

    There is no required minimum score that applicants must obtain in order to be admitted into the School of Pharmacy. However, scores above the 65th percentile rank are viewed favorably and scores below the 35th percentile rank are viewed negatively.

    GPA

    The recommended GPA for admission is 2.75, both science/math GPA and overall GPA. The GPAs are calculated based on the course requirements listed below.  Please note that a student must obtain a "C" or better in all pre-requisite classes.  For repeated courses, the highest grade will replace the previous grade for up to 2 courses.  For additional repeated courses, the average of all attempts will be considered.

    Course Requirements (Pre-requisites) 

    Pre-pharmacy requirements may be taken at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore or any accredited institution in the United States. The requisite course work necessary to qualify a prospective student for admission consideration is as follows:


     General Chemistry (with lab, for science majors)                                                 2 semesters                              8 credits total                                                                                                                                                                              

     Organic Chemistry (with lab, for science majors)

    2 semesters 8 credits total

     General Biology (with lab, for science majors)

    1 semester 4 credits total 

     Anatomy and Physiology (with lab, for science majors)

    2 semesters 8 credits total 

     Microbiology (with lab, for science majors)

    1 semester 4 credits total 

     Physics (with lab, Algebra or Calculus based)

    1 semester 4 credits total 

     Calculus

    1 semester 3-4 credits total 

    Statistics*

    1 semester3 credits total

     Public Speaking/Interpersonal Communication

    1 semester 3 credits total 

     English Composition and Literature

    2 semesters 6 credits total 

     Economics 

    1 semester 3 credits total 

     Humanities/Social Sciences**

     12 credits total 
       

     TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS
    (Semester Credit Hours)

      66-67 credits


    * Statistics should be math based.  Statistics courses that are specific to a major  (e.g. social science statistics, business statistics) will not be accepted.

    **Recommended Sociology, Psychology, Arts, Music, History

    Please note: An Introductory Biochemistry Course is Strongly Encouraged