DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR: PHARMACY
Pharmacy DUAL ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM:
The Biology program at
1. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2, with special consideration of math and science courses.
2. Students must score in the top quartile on a College Entrance Exam (ACT [composite]: 25 or SAT: 1175).
3. All prerequisite course work must be completed at
4. A minimum overall GPA of 3.2 must be maintained.
5. A grade of “C” or higher must be obtained in all courses (C- is not acceptable).
6. Students may not retake courses to achieve a higher grade and maintain eligibility.
Students/parents should be aware that for the dual admission program, like many health professions programs, the minimum scores (i.e., ACT [composite] 25, GPA 3.2) do not necessarily reflect the ‘competitive applicant pool.’ Though standardized tests are not the only measure used for potential success in this process, the applicant should understand that the AVERAGE ACT for all applicants this past year was a 29, with the matriculant (successful applicant) average being even higher. The same can be said of the applicant’s academic background (i.e., GPA). While the 3.2 is the minimum requirement, the average applicant has a substantially higher GPA with heavy emphasis on science/mathematics courses that should be readily apparent in the transcript. Students should also be aware that some experience in the field through work in a pharmacy or involvement with some type of "pre-Pharm program" (such as one offered by
Students must apply to
Students accepted into the Dual Acceptance Program are required to sign a matriculation agreement and to submit deposit fees in accordance with the following schedule:
1. $250.00 upon acceptance
2. $250.00 by May 1 of the freshman year
3. $250.00 by January 1 of the sophomore year
All fees are applied to the student’s first quarter tuition at CCP. If the student does not successfully complete (or chooses to withdraw from) the program, a refund is granted (less a $150.00 administration fee to CCP).
Students who do not fulfill all the eligibility requirements can apply to CCP via the traditional route (i.e.: complete an application, take and submit PCAT scores, attend a mandatory campus visit, etc.).
PLEASE UNDERSTAND that the student does NOT receive an undergraduate degree if he/she enters and successfully completes this program. After completing courses at Lewis University, the student continues on to doctoral studies. Consequently, no major hours/total credit hours associated with the degree apply, which is a familiar format for undergraduate program information sheets. Students in the program who do not meet the appropriate GPA (3.2) and who do not enter the CCP program and who otherwise meet the requirements of a Biology major have the option of completing a Lewis University bachelor's degree in Biology.
A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.
The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.