»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 this program?

This is a competitive program and we expect the seat limited early action 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
  • Verbal and math SAT scores anticipated to be greater than 1340 (ACT 30) with Critical Writing SAT of 670 (ACT 30) or greater.
  • GPA equal to 3.75 or more.
  • Excel in the first of two required interviews by multiple CUSP faculty to explore professional potential

+-What are the pre-requisite courses I would take at Chapman University?

Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Pre‐Requisite List$

                   Semesters      Quarter                

                     Hours            Hours       CHAPMAN COURSES

**Biology (Gen, HumAnat w/ L)

 

8

12

BIOL204/204L GenBio 1, HESC210/210L

**Physiology w/Lab

4

6

HESC366/366L Principles of Physiology

Microbiology

 

4

6

BIOL417/417L Microbiology

**Chemistry (General w/ Labs)

 

8

12

CHEM140/140L GenChem 1, CHEM150/150L GenChem 2

Chem (PharmOrganic w/ Labs)

 

8

12

CHEM230/230L OrgChem 1, CHEM331/331L OrgChem 2

Physics-w/Lab

 

4

6

PHYS101/101L General Physics 1 or PHYS107/107L

Intro to Genetics

 

3

4

BIOL132 Human Genetics, BIOL208 Molecular Genetics, or BIOL330/330L General

***Calculus

 

3

4

MATH110/110L Calculus

**Statistics

 

3

4

MATH203 Intro Statistics

Psychology or Sociology

 

3

4

PSY101 IntroPsychology or SOCSOC101 Intro to Sociology

Economics (Micro or Macro)

 

3

4

ECON200 MicroEcon, ECON201 MacroEcon

**Physiology w/Lab

 

4

6

BIOL366/366L Principles of Physiology

Communications/Speech

 

3

4

COM101 orCOM110 or COM211

Electives (Hist,PoliSci,Soc,Psy)

 

6

9

History, Political Science ,Sociology ,or Psychology preferred

**English Composition

 

3

4

ENG208  Written Inquiry, or other non-creative writing course

TOTAL

 

   63

91

 

 

** 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
  • Exemption from the PCAT
  • 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 professional program

  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a 3.0 GPA minimum and no grade below a C.
  • Pass a second admission interview in your 3rd semester as an undergraduate by multiple CUSP faculty to reconfirm your commitment to the profession, professional demeanor, and test your ability to clearly communicate empathically with patients and health team members.

+-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 supplemental application for Chapman University. 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 supplemental Pharmacy application which includes an 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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