Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Admission Requirements

The preparatory pathway in pharmacy is based on the collaboration of the Faculté Saint-Jean and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This two-year preparatory pathway prepares students of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) to apply for a doctoral program in pharmacy (PharmD) as well as offers them the opportunity to take the majority of their course in a francophone environment. For complete admission requirements to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, please click here.

Academic requirements and course content are equivalent to courses given in English.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The Doctor of Pharmacy will be a four-year program consisting of coursework and practice experiences. The minimum requirements for admission will be the satisfactory completion of *60 of University transferable work, including:

General Chemistry/Chimie Générale (*6)
Organic Chemistry/Chimie Organique (*6)
English/Anglais (which may include up to *3 in Writing Studies) (*6)
Biology/Biologie (Cell Biology/Biologie Cellulaire) (*3)
Biochemistry/Biochimie (*3)
Mathematics/Mathématiques (Algebra/Algebre or Calculus/Calcul) (*3)
Statistics/Statistiques (*3)
Microbiology/Microbiologie (*3)
Physiology/Physiologie (*6)*
*required for admission beginning September 2020


The remaining credits can be made up by successful completion of a combination of university-level course work.
A minimum grade of C- (or equivalent) is required in any transfer course (i.e. courses not completed at the University of Alberta) used to meet a prerequisite requirement. Grades of D+, D, D- and F are considered deficient for transfer coursework.

Suggested Grade Point Average: Admission to the program is highly competitive and largely, but not solely, based on GPA. Alberta students who present an overall GPA of 3.5 or out-of-province students who present a 3.7 or higher are best placed for competitive admission.

Quota: 130 Students