Pre-admission Requirements

Admission to the program is NOT direct entry from high school.

Pre-requisite Courses
Applicants must successfully complete ten specific Memorial University pre-requisite courses (or their equivalent at another institution)  by May 1 in the year in which admission is sought.  The following ten Memorial University courses are required: 

• Biology 1001 and 1002
• Chemistry 1050 and 1051, St. John’s Campus or Chemistry 1200 and  1001, Grenfell Campus
• 6 credit hours in English, 3 credit hours of which may be replaced by any MUN Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) course. 
• Mathematics 1000* and 1001
• Physics 1020 or 1050 and Physics 1021 or 1051

*MUN Calculus Placement Test (CPT) - The alpha grade a student receives on MUN's CPT will be converted to a numeric grade when calculating academic scores. A= 87, B=75, C=65 and D= 55.

A course in which a final grade of Pass was awarded will be deemed as having been successfully completed. 

Course Load
Candidates should demonstrate their ability to handle five courses (15 credit hours) per semester in at least two semesters. Given the competitive nature of the admissions process, the Admissions Committee may consider factors such as course loads taken throughout university, and the number and frequency of repeat course attempts in making their recommendations for admission.

Transfer Credits
Applicants who have completed courses outside of Memorial University and would like information about potential transfer credits, please contact the Registrar's Office. Be prepared to provide the following information:

• Name of the post-secondary institution
• Course name(s)
• Course number(s)
• Course title(s)

If the transfer credit information is available in the Registrar's database, it will be made available to you. If not, your course(s) will be assessed for transfer credit potential when you submit a School of Pharmacy application and pay the appropriate application fee. 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the preadmission courses meet the requirements for admission to the pharmacy program. 

To be eligible for admission, applicants must complete the CASPer test. For more information go to