»Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program

The Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program (FEAP) is a 2+3 PharmD Degree Program for academically exceptional graduating high school students interested in the profession of pharmacy. Students who are accepted into this program would complete the Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) course pre-requisites in 2 years at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and receive a conditional acceptance into the CUSP PharmD program. After completion of the pre-requisites and fulfillment of the Special Admission Requirements, students would matriculate into the 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine.

Find out more information on the other paths to admission for the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree program at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy in Irvine, CA

+-What are the requirements to be accepted into Freshman Early Assurance Program?

This is a competitive program and we expect the freshman admitted group will have the following characteristics:

  • Exceptional high school mathematics and science credentials, such as significant AP credits
  • Strong records of extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated ability and readiness to meet the discipline of a rigorous pre-pharmacy and pharmacy professional curriculum
  • Composite SAT scores anticipated to be greater than 1900 (ACT 29)
  • GPA equal to 3.5 or more
  • Excel in the first of two required interviews by multiple CUSP faculty to explore professional potential

+-As a FEAP student, what are the pre-requisite courses I would take at Chapman University?

Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Pre‐Requisite List*


                                                     Hours            CHAPMAN COURSES

**General Biology w/lab


BIOL 204/204L-GenBio 1

Human Anatomy w/lab


HESC 210/210L-Human Anatomy

**Physiology w/lab


HESC 366/366L-Principles of Physiology

Microbiology w/lab


BIOL 417/417L-Microbiology

**Chemistry (General w/labs)


CHEM 140/140L-GenChem 1, CHEM150/150L-GenChem 2

Chemistry (PharmOrganic w/labs)


CHEM 230/230L-OrgChem 1, CHEM 331/331L-OrgChem 2

Physics w/lab


PHYS 101/101L-General Physics 1 or PHYS 107/107L



BIOL 132-Human Genetics, BIOL 208-Molecular Genetics, or BIOL 330/330L-General



MATH 110/110L-Calculus



MATH 203-Intro Statistics

Psychology or Sociology


PSY 101-Intro to Psychology or SOC 101-Intro to Sociology

Economics (Micro or Macro)


ECON 200-MicroEcon, ECON 201-MacroEcon



COM 101 or COM 110 or COM 211



History, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology preferred

**English Composition


ENG 208-Written Inquiry, or other non-creative writing course





** May be waived with a 4.0 on the AP or IB exam.

***May be waived with a score of “4 or higher” on Calculus AB, or with a score of “3 or higher” on calculus BC.

* Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown, Associate Dean of Student & Academic Affairs with any questions about pre-requisites

or visit the CUSP Website (www.chapman.edu/pharmacy) for any changes to the General Pre-Requisite list


+-Perks of the Program

  • A conditional guarantee of admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program as an entering undergraduate
  • Mentoring by renowned faculty
  • Seminars and social events
  • Exposure to several types of pharmacy environments and pharmacists
  • An outstanding traditional college experience at Chapman’s undergraduate school in Orange for two years
  • Earning a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in just five years

+-Is the 2+3 program right for you?

  • Are you passionate about a career in Pharmacy where you can help patients improve their health through the proper use of medications?  Are you interested in a career in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry?
  • Do you take challenging classes (honors, AP, IB College-level classes)?
  • Do you do well academically?
  • Do you perform exceptionally well on standardized tests (SAT, ACT SATII)?
  • Do you have strong leadership skills and/or other special talents?
  • Do you have a strong history of community service/extracurricular activities?

+-What is the Conditional Guarantee Requirement for continuing matriculation to the profession Pharm.D. program? ?

For an accepted FEAP student to continue matriculation to the professional Pharm.D. program:

+-How to Apply

To apply to the Chapman School of Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program:
  • Complete the Common Application at www.commonapp.org
  • Choose Chapman University as your college and complete the Chapman University Questions. Priority will be given to students applying by the Nov. 1 Early Action deadline. Applicants applying after that date will be reviewed holistically on a space-available basis.
  • Choose Pharmacy as your major and complete the additional essay on why you feel you would make a good pharmacist.
  • Submit two additional letters of recommendations from 1) a math or science teacher, and 2) a health professional who is knowledgeable of your character (preferred) or an additional teacher who is knowledgeable of your character.
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