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Pre-Pharmacy

The dilemmas that accompany today’s medical advances call for pharmacists who are trained in ethical and clear reasoning, which are longstanding hallmarks of a Notre Dame education.

There are many advantages to a Notre Dame education that will prepare you for entrance to a school of pharmacy, including:

  • The University's location in one of the country’s leading health care centers, which provides pharmacy students with the best clinical practice options in medicine
  • Partnerships in place with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of the world’s most respected health care centers
  • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Full-time faculty who are experts in their disciplines
  • Individual mentoring by professors
  • An environment that challenges students to grow personally and professionally

The School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame will guarantee interviews for up to 15 students from the Women’s College Pre-Pharmacy Program. To be considered for a guaranteed interview, the student must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 3.3 GPA in pre-pharmacy courses with all pre-pharmacy courses carrying a grade of C or higher.
  • Earn a composite score on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) at the 70th percentile or higher.

Students with an interest in pharmacy as a profession should contact the coordinator of the pre-pharmacy program prior to their first semester at Notre Dame. They are also advised to contact pharmacy schools of interest for entrance requirements and recommendations concerning general education course selection.

Notre Dame Pre-Pharmacy Requirements