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Western New England University's two-year Pre-pharmacy program is an ideal place for future pharmacists to excel. Through the Early Assurance Program (EAP), qualifying high school seniors applying to the Pre-pharmacy program can be assured a seat in the Pharmacy program. Students must meet GPA and course grade requirements in prerequisite Pre-pharmacy courses and complete a successful admissions interview. Successful EAP candidates will not have to take the PCAT exam. Once in the PharmD program, qualifying students will receive a bachelor's degree after four years of study and the PharmD degree after six years.

Why Choose Pre-Pharmacy?

Pharmacists hold a unique place in our communities. They serve as both healers dispensing the medicine used to cure even our most serious ailments, and as confidants, trusted friends consulted when we need them most.

What Will You Study?

In the Pre-pharmacy program, you will be immersed in the study of biology to understand the basic structure and functioning of cells and organisms. You will also take courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and Physics, as well as a selection of general education courses required before applying to the professional program. The majority of Pre-pharmacy courses are offered in Western New England University's newest academic building, the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, which features state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms.

Early Assurance Admissions Program

Early Assurance Admissions Program

Through the Early Assurance Admissions program (EAP) qualifying high school seniors applying to the Pre-pharmacy program are eligible to participate in the Early Assurance Admissions program (EAP).

EAP students who successfully complete the below criteria will be assured a seat in the Doctor of Pharmacy program:
(a) attain a 3.30 GPA in pre-requisite coursework at the close of both the second and third semester of Pre-pharmacy studies without any individual course grades below "C-:, and
(b) complete a successful admissions interview for the Pharmacy program.

These students will not need to obtain letters of recommendation or take the PCAT.



You will be mentored by outstanding faculty who has studied at such institutions as University of Massachusetts, Amherst and UMass Medical School; Dartmouth; Kent State; Brown University; Columbia; Yale; University of Oregon; and the University of Texas at Austin. Our distinguished science faculty conducts fascinating research, including with College pf Pharmacy professors, yet outstanding classroom teaching is always each professor's top priority.