Pre-Pharmacy General Requirements

Creighton Doctor of Pharmacy Prerequisites

Prerequisite Coursework
A minimum of 63 semester hours or 95 quarter hours are required before entering the program. Prerequisite courses (listed below) must be completed with a grade of "C" or better (a C- grade is not acceptable). The Admission Committee will not review applications until a grade of "C" or better is earned in Organic Chemistry I. All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1 of the desired year of entry.

General Biology I & II with labs (BIO 201/BIO 205 and BIO 202/BIO 206) 8
Human Anatomy (PHA 310 or EXS 331) 3
General Chemistry I & II with labs (CHM 203/CHM 204 and CHM 205/CHM 206) 8
Organic Chemistry I & II with labs (CHM 321/CHM 322 and CHM 323/CHM 324) 8
Calculus (MTH 231 or MTH 245) 3-4
English (ENG 150, and ENG 221/ENG 223/ENG 225/ENG 226/ENG 227/ENG 229. A Magis Core Critical Issues in Human Inquiry course for the Speech requirement, even if an ENG course, does not count towards this English requirement.) 6
Speech (COM 101 PLUS one course in the Magis Core Critical Issues in Human Inquiry category). A THL/Theology course that is taken to fulfill the “Critical Issues in Human Inquiry” requirement cannot apply towards the six hours of THL/Theology needed for Pre-Pharmacy electives. 4
Psychology (PSY 201) 3
Microeconomics (ECO 203) or Macroeconomics (ECO 205) 3
Electives (Including at least nine semester hours from humanities or behavioral or social sciences. Creighton undergraduates must complete 6 hours of Theology among the elective hours.) 18

Selection of Applicants
Fulfillment of basic requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission. Admission is based on rigor of coursework, quality of academic institution, cumulative GPA, prerequisite science and math GPA, recommendations, applicant statement, and interview.

Application Requirements
To apply, submit an online application through PharmCAS, a pharmacy centralized application service, at As part of the PharmCAS application, students must submit the following:

  • Official Transcripts (submitted via PharmCAS) must be received from each institution the applicant has attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation (submitted via PharmCAS). We prefer that one letter come from a college professor who can attest to your ability to enter a competitive professional program. If you have been out of school for some time, letters from a work setting can be helpful. Do not submit letters from family members or friends.
  • Creighton program-specific questions (submitted via PharmCAS). Please note that your application will not be considered complete until all items are received.
  • Official Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores are not required for admission consideration. Applicants wishing to submit official PCAT scores should do so using PCAT code 104.