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About the Pre-Professional Program

Successful completion of two years of pre-professional study (P-1 and P-2) in the basic sciences, mathematics and humanities provides the foundation for admission to the professional pharmacy curriculum. Completion of these requirements by current LIU students does not guarantee admission.  The professional program is very competitive and offers no guarantee of admission. Selection is based on several factors that include, but are not limited to grade point average; test scores; personal statement; letters of recommendation; and interview. Only those P-1 or P-2 students who meet the following progression requirements will be eligible to apply to the first professional year of study (P-3) at LIU Pharmacy at LIU Brooklyn:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all P-1 and P-2 course requirements.
  2. An overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B").
  3. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") in all required P-1 and P-2 math and science courses.
  4. Completion of the PCAT.
  5. Submission of a PharmCAS application.

To be accepted as a Pre- Pharmacy major, an incoming freshman must have an SAT score of at least 1,000 and a high school average of 80 or, if below 1,000 on the SATs, then an average of 85.
Students not accepted into the Pharmacy Program at the Brooklyn Campus may continue at LIU Post as Biomedical Sciences, Health Information Management, Health Sciences, Medical Imaging, Biology, Chemistry or Physics majors (or other appropriate fields).