The pre-pharmacy program is not a degree-granting curriculum. Completion of the required course work typically takes two to three years, depending on the background of the student. A bachelor’s degree in biology or biology-chemistry significantly increases the likelihood of a student’s acceptance into pharmacy school. The student’s pre-pharmacy advisor assists in the professional school admissions process.
Program in Pharmacy with Chicago College of Pharmacy of Midwestern University: Dual Admission
Upon successful completion of two years of pre-professional course work at Dominican, students are automatically admitted into the four-year professional curriculum at Midwestern, culminating with awarding of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, without having to reapply or to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test. Students must rank in the top quartile of their high school graduating class and must score in the top quartile on a college entrance examination (ACT of 24 or higher, SAT of 1175 or higher), and they must submit applications to both Dominican and Midwestern in order to qualify for this guaranteed dual admission program.
Dominican course requirements, which must be completed in two years with a minimum grade of C in each course and an overall grade point average of at least 3.20: