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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Pharmacy


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Adviser: Bruce Schilling

Pharmacy is an excellent, lucrative career with an expected shortage of qualified pharmacists as the general population ages. Although this is great for a future career in pharmacy, it has led to much more competition for the available positions in pharmacy schools. The average GPA for accepted students is trending upward toward 3.50. In addition, for those schools that require it, a satisfactory score must be achieved on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

Those students interested in a career in the field of pharmacy may take their prepharmacy classes at Southern Adventist University before applying to a school of pharmacy. The doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) is a four year program. Prepharmacy requirements take from two to four years to complete depending on the pharmacy school and the student, and many pharmacy schools are now giving admissions preference to students with a bachelor’s degree.

Admission requirements to colleges of pharmacy vary from school to school so the student should consult the catalog or web page of the school of his/her choice for specific course requirements. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy maintains links to all schools of pharmacy at its web page www.aacp.org. Since a lot of pharmacy involves the study of the action of drugs in the body, students need to be especially familiar with organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology and so all schools place a high emphasis on chemistry and biology.

Loma Linda University reviews this program after Southern’s catalog has been printed.  Review changes at pharmacy.llu.edu.

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy


Loma Linda University is the only Seventh-day Adventist school with a program in Pharmacy. Loma Linda indicates that preference will be given to students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and specifically recommend a degree in chemistry, biology, physics, or a related scientific field.

Minimum admission requirements for the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy include the following courses:

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