Curriculum & Activities

Fundamental to all programs

  • One year of General Chemistry
  • One year of General Biology
  • One year of Organic Chemistry
  • One semester of Calculus
  • One year of English Composition
  • One year of Physics

Additional coursework, variable
Additional semester of Calculus, Statistics, Economics, Psychology, Communication, Biochemistry, Human Physiology & Anatomy, Analytical Chemistry, Philosophy, Microbiology

These course requirements would be most easily achieved by completing  either a chemistry or biology major with an emphasis on healthcare-related coursework.

Associations

Locally, join the John Carroll University pre-pharmacy club!  For more national information, visit the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (www.AACP.org).

Internships

Additionally, take part in any internships to give experience and discover new fields.

Research

Undergraduate research enhances critical thinking skills and puts you in touch with innovations in science.

PCAT

The PCAT is a national exam required by most PharmD programs and is often taken after 2-3 years of coursework.

PharmCAS

Most traditional PharmD programs now require an application to PharmCAS, which is a clearinghouse for simultaneous applications to many universities.  This will apply after you have taken your required courses, PCAT, and are ready to apply to PharmD programs.