Pre-admission Requirements

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

Prerequisite Courses
Applicants must successfully complete 10 specific Memorial University prerequisite courses (or their equivalent at another institution) by May 1 in the year in which admission is sought. The following 10 Memorial University courses are required: 

  • Biology 1001 and 1002
  • Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (St. John’s Campus), or Chemistry 1200 and 1001 (Grenfell Campus)
  • Six credit hours in English, three credit hours of which may be replaced by any MUN Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) course 
  • Mathematics 1000* (1006) and 1001
  • Six credit hours of electives

*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 one semester. The Admissions Committee may consider factors such as course loads taken throughout university education as well as the number and frequency of repeat course attempts by the candidate in making their recommendations for admission. Please note although it is not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take five courses in more than one semester to prepare for the rigor of the pharmacy program.  

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 Acuity Insights Home - TakeAltus.