Pre-Pharmacy Freshmen - Early Assurance
Early assurance admission to the School of Pharmacy is offered to a select group of freshmen students who meet the following criteria:
- Top 15% of their graduating class or an unweighted average of 90% (math, science, social studies/history, English, foreign language)
- Score 1150 or greater on the SAT (Mathematics and Critical Reading) or 25 on the ACT
- Matriculate to D'Youville as a freshman student
Tip: Incoming freshmen who do not meet the initial admissions requirements may be eligible for D'Youville's Earned Early Assurance Program (E²A).
After You're Admitted
Once you're accepted as a Pre-Pharmacy student, you'll complete the D'Youville courses listed below. You'll need to earn a grade of B or better in each course without repeating any class.
Pre-Pharmacy/Early Assurance (Two-Year Track) Courses
- Biology – 6 credit hours
- Microbiology – 3 credit hours
- General Chemistry – 6 credit hours
- Organic Chemistry – 6 credit hours
- Calculus – 4 credit hours
- Statistics – 4 credit hours
- Physics – 6 credit hours
- English Language – 6 credit hours
- Public Speaking or Communications – 3 credit hours
- History – 3 credit hours
- Economics – 3 credit hours
- Social Sciences – 3 credit hours
- Humanities – 3 credit hours
*Laboratory sections associated with biology, microbiology, chemistry and physics courses are also required.
Applying to the Professional Program (PharmD)
In the second year of the Pre-Pharmacy program (sophomore), you can apply for direct entry into the Professional Program (PharmD). You'll need to meet the following standards to assure your spot in the Professional Program:
- An overall 3.0 or greater GPA
- Composite PCAT score in the 65th percentile
- A satisfactory pre-admissions interview
- Completion of all pre-professional coursework at D'Youville College.
Permission to take coursework off campus may be granted by the Assistant Dean of the School of Pharmacy for extenuating circumstances.
- All pre-professional courses taken off campus must be obtained from an accredited US institution for a letter grade; Pass/Fail, online, distance learning, CLEP and foreign courses are not accepted.