Catalogue 2017 - 2018

Pre-pharmacy

General Information

The Pre-pharmacy program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences provides an opportunity for qualified students to prepare for admission to any school of pharmacy leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. More specifically, students who successfully complete all of the requirements of the Western New England University Pre-pharmacy program will be placed in the “preferred” applicant pool for entry into the Western New England University College of Pharmacy. Following submission of their application by the deadline established by the College of Pharmacy, preferred applicants are granted an automatic interview with the College of Pharmacy admissions committee. All other students will be placed in the general applicant pool.

To successfully satisfy the requirements of the Western New England University Pre-pharmacy program, a student must:

  • Complete the required 67 credits within two academic years as listed below for each fall and spring semester (Please note: It is important that pre­pharmacy students demonstrate a capacity to handle 17 and 18 credit semesters, therefore, any credits taken outside the fall and spring semesters listed below must be replaced by courses of comparable rigor as determined in consultation with the student’s academic adviser);
  • Transfer in no credits of science coursework completed prior to matriculation at Western New England University and, following matriculation, transfer in no credits for any course satisfying a requirement for the Pre-pharmacy program; and
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.30 for all Pre-pharmacy course work with no grade in any course less than a “C”. Students may not withdraw from or retake any course that would have satisfied any of the Pre-pharmacy requirements.

    The College of Pharmacy will offer guaranteed admissions interviews first to those Pre-pharmacy students who attain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher after their first year of Pre-pharmacy coursework, and then to those Pre-pharmacy students who attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.