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University of Pittsburgh Greensburg    
2020-2021 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
  Apr 25, 2024
2020-2021 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Pharmacy (Pittsburgh Campus)

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The pharmacy program at the University of Pittsburgh is a six-year program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). After two years of pre-pharmacy courses at Pitt-Greensburg, pharmacy students continue for four additional years in the School of Pharmacy (Pittsburgh campus). Students who qualify based on SAT scores and high school grades at the time they are admitted to Pitt-Greensburg are guaranteed admission to the School of Pharmacy as long as they maintain a GPA of 3.25 in required math and science courses and an overall GPA of 3.25. Those who are not guaranteed admission to the School of Pharmacy at the time they are admitted to Greensburg may still follow the pre-pharmacy curriculum and then apply for admission on a competitive basis. The following pre-pharmacy courses should be taken at Greensburg:


In order to have your application materials accepted for review, you must first meet the eligibility requirements outlined below. In the application materials you will be asked to provide verification that you are eligible. Applicants who do not meet these requirements, or who are unable to provide the verification necessary, will not be considered for admission; and their applications will be administratively canceled. There are no exceptions to these requirements.

 Open Admission

All other students admitted to the program compete for space in the class. The requirements to be considered a competitive appplicant for the School of Pharmacy’s professional program are:

  • completion of the preprofessional requirements
  • overall GPA of 3.0
  • science GPA of 3.0
  • completion of the PharmCAS Application
  • completion of the Supplemental Application
  • submission of the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) with a score in the 70%
  • selected applicants will be required to participate in the interview process (interviews are by invitation only)

All pre-professional courses must be obtained from an accredited USA institution for a letter grade Pass/fail, online, distance learning, CLEP, and foreign courses are not accepted.
All prerequisites must be satisfied under the guidelines set forth by the Academic Prerequisite Record (part of the online application). All prerequisite mathematics and science subjects must be completed no later than the spring term of the year of admission. All other preprofessional courses should be completed no later than August 20. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade. Pass/fail, online, distance learning, CLEP, and foreign courses are not accepted. Grades lower than a letter grade of a C are non- transferable from institutions other than the University of Pittsburgh.
Advanced Placement Tests
Some prerequisites may also be met through the Advanced Placement Test offered through The College Board and Educational Testing Services (ETS). These are the only placement tests accepted toward prerequisites. CLEP credits are not accepted.
All students should be able to utilize word processing and spreadsheet software. Students unfamiliar with these basic computer applications should complete a computer literacy course.


Courses and Credits

Pre-professional courses (pre-professional courses) must be successfully completed prior to entry into the professional program. The assistant dean of students and School registrar must approve any exceptions to this policy.

Transfer of 62 pre-requisite credits (pre-professional course requirements): After acceptance into the PharmD Program, a student’s records and credits must be transferred to the School of Pharmacy. These pre-professional courses are included in the credit requirements for graduation from the PharmD Program. These credits may be transferred from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus, from a University of Pittsburgh regional campus or from an external institution to the School of Pharmacy. The School of Pharmacy’s Registrar completes the credit transfers and validates that students have completed the required courses prior to beginning the first professional year. All pre-requisite courses must be taken for a letter grade and credits in which the students received a grade of “C” or better in college-level coursework that corresponds to a course in our curriculum in content and credit value are transferable from institutions other than the University of Pittsburgh. If the students attended school on a quarter system, their credits will be converted into semester credits. A quarter credit is equal to two-thirds of a semester credit (i.e., 5 quarter system credits = three semester credits or 3 quarter system credits = two semester credits).

Advanced Placement (AP/IB) Courses and Credit: The School of Pharmacy also accepts Advanced Placement credits based on the University of Pittsburgh’s guidelines. Credits for most AP Courses require scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement exams, although there are a few courses where college credits may be earned with a score of 3. The complete list of AP Courses, scores and college credits are found in (

  • Upon admission, If you are transferring from another institution please send your official Advanced Placement test scores to: School of Pharmacy, 229 Salk Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. 
  • If you cannot find a copy of your scores, please contact the College Board at 1-888-call4AP (1-888-225-5427) for a Score report to be sent to your home.
    • Scores sent to your home are free and may be requested (to home) as many times as needed.
    • Scores sent to an institution will cost $15 - $25.

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