College of Pharmacy Admissions Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Larkin College of Pharmacy. We are currently accepting applications for the Pharm.D Class of 2026 through Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) beginning July 14, 2022, through June 1, 2023.

  • Completion of 60 semester credit hours of prerequisite coursework with a preferred 2.5 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • PCAT is recommended but not required
  • Two letters of recommendation (One letter from a Faculty, advisor, or supervisor highly recommended)
  • Personal statement
  • If selected, a live interview
  • Criminal background check and drug screening, if admitted

Prerequisite Coursework


Course Title


Biology Biology I w/Lab and Biology II w/Lab


Chemistry General Chemistry I and II w/Lab, and Organic Chemistry I and II w/Lab


Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy and Physiology


Math Calculus or Business Calculus or Physics w/Calculus


Statistics Statistics or Informatics or Digital Technology or Data Analysis or Computer Programming


English English Composition I


Advanced Sciences Any combination of the following: Cellular or Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Immunology, Medical Terminology, or similar coursework


Humanities and Social Sciences Any combination of the following: Psychology, Sociology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology, Humanities, Ethics, or similar coursework


Electives Other Coursework in Math and/or Science, and/or Humanities: Public Speaking, Communications, Health-Care Related Sciences, Economics, English, Technology, Business, or similar coursework


                                                                                                                                                                                  Total Credits: 60


  • We only accept completion of coursework with a grade of C- or better. Any courses in which you received a D+, D, or D- must be retaken.
  • Larkin University College of Pharmacy may consider coursework taken at Foreign Institutions that have been evaluated for U.S Institution equivalency by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. and/or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • If you have previously attended a pharmacy program, please submit a Dean’s Letter, directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • All required pre-requisite coursework is based on semester credit hours. If your institution uses a quarter system, please note that 1 semester hour equals 1.5 quarter hours, or 1 quarter hour equals .6667 semester hours. To convert semester hours into quarter hours, divide the quarter-credit hours by 1.5 or multiply the semester credit hours by 0.6667.
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