Entry-to-Practice PharmD Program

Academic Admission Requirements


To be considered for admission to the four-year program, applicants must:

  • Have completed 60 credits of post-secondary coursework within 10 years of application; and
  • Meet a minimum overall average of 65% on all attempts at first year prerequisites and on the last 30 credits completed.

The required courses1 for applicants from UBC are:

Biology BIOL 112 or MICB 201, plus BIOL 121 and BIOL 140
BIOL 200 and BIOL 201 or BIOC 202
Chemistry CHEM 111 & 113 or CHEM 121 & 123
CHEM 233 & 235 or CHEM 203
English 1st year (6 credits)2. ENGL 112 is recommended.
Humanities or Social Sciences 6 credits of humanities or social sciences courses3
Mathematics MATH 102 (recommended) or MATH 100, 104, 110, 120, 180 or 184, plus MATH 103 (recommended) or MATH 101, 105 or 121
 Microbiology  MICB 202
Statistics STAT 200 or 203, or BIOL 300
Elective(s)4 Sufficient credits to bring total to at least 60.

1 Acceptable in lieu of first year (1xx) requirements is the UBC Science One Program (plus 6 credits of first-year English). There may be additional alternate courses that satisfy the requirements listed in this table. Consult the Science Credit Exclusion List for a complete list.
2 SCIE 113 will be accepted in lieu of 3 credits of first-year English.
3 Any course offered by the Faculty of Arts at any year level. ENGL courses used to satisfy the 6-cr of first-year English requirement cannot count towards satisfying the Humanities or Social Sciences requirement.

Applicants without these specific UBC courses are required to present a full year each (i.e. 2 semesters) of:

  • First-year university Biology with a lab
  • First-year university Chemistry with a lab
  • First-year university English (for which UBC awards transfer credit)
  • First-year university Calculus

Also required:

  • one semester of second-year cell biology or genetics
  • two semesters of second-year organic chemistry
  • one semester of second-year microbiology
  • one semester of introductory statistics
  • one semester of introductory second-year biochemistry
  • two semesters of humanities or social sciences coursework at any year level

Non-UBC students taking courses in BC may consult the BC Transfer Guide at: http://www.bctransferguide.ca. Prospective students may also consult the following list of courses from other post-secondary institutions, both within and outside of BC. You may view this list by clicking here.



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