Information for Students Interested in Pharmacy

Prerequisite Courses for Pharmacy

Requirement CSUSB equivalent
1 year of Biology BIOL 200, 201, 202
1 year of General Chemistry CHEM 215, 216
1 year of Organic Chemistry CHEM 221, 222, 223 or 321, 322, 323
1 year of Physics PHYS 121, 122 and 123 or PHYS 221, 222 and 223
1 course in Quantitative Analysis CHEM 345
1 year of English ENGL 101, 110 or 111, and 306
2 courses in Calculus MATH 211 and 212
1 course in Psychology PSYC 100
1 course in Economics ECON 202

Admissions Test

The admission test for Pharmacy School is the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test). Most of the schools in California do not require it, but be certain to check with each school for specific testing requirements. For information on the content of the test, visit the PCAT home page and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Admission Process

The centralized application service for Pharmacy schools is PharmCAS:

Links to Pharmacy Schools in California

University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy

University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Western University College of Pharmacy

University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Keck Graduate Institute, School of Pharmacy