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Pre-Health Programs

Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program

The University of Pacific offers first-time undergraduate freshmen three options that can lead to guaranteed admission into Pacific's Doctor of Pharmacy program. Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program requirements include passing courses taken in sequence at Pacific, meeting minimum GPAs and passing a formal pharmacy interview (which includes a writing sample). The current university minimum GPA requirement needed as one part of advancing from any of these Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Programs into our Professional Pharmacy Program is 3.00 overall and 2.70 in selected math/science courses.

The implementation of specific admission criteria for the Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program are meant to ensure that students have the appropriate time to successfully prepare for advancement into the Professional Pharmacy Program.

Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program Curriculum

University of the Pacific reserves the right to change criteria for freshmen entering in subsequent years.

All applicants are encouraged, and admitted students are required, to carefully read and agree to the Technical Standards for Pharmacy Admission and Graduation Requirements: It is also highly recommended that all applicants review the California State Board of Pharmacy licensure requirements at

To apply for the Pre-Pharmacy Program at Pacific, please visit the undergraduate admission page.

Visit our Deadlines and Key dates page for information on application deadlines and decision dates.

Click here for more information about the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER STUDENTS: There is no formal "pre-pharmacy advantage" available to a student who transfers to Pacific. We have excellent undergraduate programs to which transfers are welcome to apply, but once here, these students will compete with those applying from other institutions for space in the PharmD program.