ADMISSIONS

Professional Phase Fall 2018

 

The Pharm.D. Curriculum begins with two years of pre-professional studies (years 1-2) in the liberal arts and sciences. The pre-professional core curriculum of courses in the physical and biological sciences and mathematics is combined with humanities and social sciences to provide a foundation for the academic rigor of the professional phase of the Pharm.D. Program,

 

Students who enter LIU Brooklyn in the pre-professional phase begin a course of liberal arts and sciences that is specifically designed to prepare students for the professional phase. If you plan to transfer from another institution, please be sure to work closely with your college academic advisor to select courses that correspond with LIU Pharmacy’s Pre-Professional plan of study. Wherever you are completing your Pre-Professional studies you should plan on completing those requirements in the spring semester prior to fall semester you desire to begin your studies in the professional program.

 

If you have or will have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to beginning the professional phase of the Pharm.D. program, you will need all the required science and math courses. However, because you will have met the other requirements for another college degree, any combination of 24 credits in English, social sciences, and/or humanities with a grade of ‘C’ or higher will complete the prerequisite course requirements.

 

To be eligible for application review and admission consideration, applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for cumulative and science, or better, at the time of the PharmCAS application deadline and thereafter. However, depending upon the quantity and quality of applications received and because the College of Pharmacy offers only a limited number of seats for the professional program, a more competitive GPA may be required for consideration. Preference will be given to students with a grade point average of 3.0 or greater in the science pre-professional courses. Students must complete all pre-pharmacy prerequisite coursework with a C- (C minus) grade or better to be competitive.

 

Pre-requisite Course List

Science and Math

 

Gen Biology (BIO 1)

4 cr.

 

Gen/Inorg. Chemistry (CHM 3)

4 cr.

 

Gen Biology (BIO 2)

4 cr.

 

Gen/Inorg. Chemistry (CHM 4)

4 cr.

 

H. Anat & Phys (BIO 137)

4 cr.

 

Org Chemistry (CHM 121)

4 cr.

 

H. Anat & Phys (BIO 138)

4 cr.

 

Org Chemistry (CHM 122)

4 cr.

 

Microbiology (BIO 101)

4 cr.

 

*Physics for Pharmacy (PHY 27)

4 cr.

 

Calculus (MATH 40)

4 cr.

 

Statistics (MATH 100)

3 cr.

*General Physics may satisfy the Physics for Pharmacy requirement (Compare the course descriptions)

Note: These courses are non-negotiable and may not be substituted. Every science/math course attempted is counted into your GPA, per PharmCAS policy.

Total of 47 credits

   

Liberal Arts (Social Sciences or Humanities)

 

Eng Composition (ENG 16)

3 cr.

 

Eng Literature (ENG 61-64)

3 cr.

 

Writing in the Sciences (ENG 178)

3 cr.

 

Oral Communication  (SPE 3)

3 cr.

 

History (HIS 1 or 2) or Philosophy (PHI 1 or 2)

3 cr.

 

Intro or Gen Psychology (PSY 3)

3 cr.

 

Micro/Macro Economics (MICRO 1 or 2)

3 cr.

 

*First Year Seminar (FYS 1)

1 cr.

 

**Pharmacy Orientation Seminar (PHM 1)

0 cr.

 

 

 

*First Year Seminar is required of all entering full-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 credits except for students in the HEOP program. Note: If you will have an Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university by the end of summer, then any 24 credits in social science / humanities with a grade of “C” or higher will satisfy the requirement. **Pharmacy Orientation must be completed in the P-1 or P-2 year by all LIU students in the pre-professional phase of the program.                                                                                          

Total of 21-22 credits

 Note: Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college/university are required to complete the entire list of pre-requisite courses as listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin and the College of Pharmacy Bulletin. Required science and math courses are not negotiable