To be eligible for admission into MBKU’s College of Pharmacy, PharmD program, you must have completed the following courses at an accredited institution, with a grade of "C" or better, prior to enrollment. Please note that these titles represent the expected minimum requirements.
|Course Name||Minimum Semester Units||Minimum Quarter Units||Additional Notes|
|General Biology||6||9||One year sequence.
|General Chemistry||6||9||One year sequence.
|Organic Chemistry||6||9||One year sequence.
|Microbiology, General or Medical||3||4||Labs required|
|Human Anatomy||3||4||Labs required. A&P I&II also accepted.|
|Human Physiology||3||4||Labs required. A&P I&II also accepted.|
|Calculus||3||4||For science majors preferred|
|Economics||3||4||Micro or Macro|
|English*||6||8||Preferred: English Composition, Advanced Composition, Critical Reading and Writing, Critical Analysis, Technical Communication|
|Behavioral Science course*||3||4||Preferred: Human Behavior, Cognitive Science, Neuropsychology, Applied Behavioral Science, Social Psychology|
|Communications Course||3||4||Preferred: Public Speaking, Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication|
*Prerequisites: English (6 units) and Behavioral Science (3) are waived for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation to the program.
Advanced Placement Credits
Advanced Placement credits will be accepted for fulfillment of no more than the equivalent of one non-science course of the prerequisite.
Does Taking the PCAT Help My Application?
The Pharmacy College Admission Test is not required for students who have a Bachelor’s Degree. Students that do not have a Bachelor’s Degree must submit PCAT scores.
How To Be a Competitive Applicant
Outstanding applicants will also have taken courses in biochemistry, genetics, physics, statistics, leadership development and cultural diversity. Additional consideration will be given to those with volunteer, patient care, pharmacy and/or military experience. Students who have questions about their qualifications (courses, GPA, experience, etc.) should can schedule a Zoom counseling session or email PharmDadmissions@ketchum.edu.