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 2024 through Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) beginning July 14, 2020.

  • Completion of 63 semester credit hours of prerequisite coursework with a preferred 2.7 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • PCAT recommended but not required
  • Two letters of recommendation (One letter from a Faculty, advisor, or supervisor highly recommended)
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s Letter (only for students who have previously attended a pharmacy program)
  • If selected, an on-site interview
  • Criminal background check and drug screening, if admitted

Prerequisite Coursework

Courses Credits
Biology I and II with labs 8
Anatomy and Physiology 6
General Chemistry I and II with labs 8
Organic Chemistry I and II with labs 8
General Physics (with or without calculus) 3
English 6
Calculus 3
Statistics 3
Speech/ Public Speaking 3
Advance Sciences (recommended: Cellular or Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, genetics, or Medical Terminology) 6
Economics (Macro or Micro) 3
Humanities or Social Sciences 3
Psychology or Sociology 3
Total Hours 63


  • 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.