The University of Saint Joseph offers a 3-calendar-year post-baccalaureate Pharm.D. program. Students enter as Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry majors and complete all pre-Pharmacy and general education requirements with their Bachelor’s degree. Students pursue a separate admissions process to the professional Pharm.D. Program, as well as take the PCAT. All qualified students will be considered for an interview as part of the admission process.
Students must meet the prerequisites of the Pharm.D. program. The USJ courses that meet the prerequisite requirements are listed below. Applicants from other schools must have equivalent courses.
The University also offers the option to complete an undergraduate and Pharm.D. degree in six years. Students who are admitted to the 3+3 Pharm.D. Program enter the University as first-year students and earn a Bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Pharmacy practice (Pharm.D.) degree in six years.
Pre-Professional Plans of Study
Students major in a degree program and use these study guidelines to assist in their curriculum choices. Students are responsible for learning about the particular professional schools or professions they are interested in by taking opportunities to serve in a voluntary or employed capacity in their field of interest. They should consult with the appropriate advisory group or their academic advisor regularly.