Prerequisite Courses

Direct entry from high school into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is not possible.

To be eligible for admission, students should carry a full course load (i.e., 5 courses per semester) in at least 2 semesters. 

In addition, an applicant must complete the 30 credit hours (10 courses) listed below (or their equivalent) by May 1 in the year in which admission is being sought. These 10 courses must have been taken at Memorial University of Newfoundland or be eligible for transfer credit from another academic institution. 

• Biology 1001 and 1002
• Chemistry 1050 and 1051, St. John’s Campus or Chemistry 1200 and      1001, Grenfell Campus
• Six credit hours in English courses or 3 credit hours in English and 3 credit hours in a Memorial University Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) course. 
• Mathematics 1000* and 1001
• Physics 1020 or 1050 and Physics 1021 or 1051

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

Students should take 5 courses in at least two semesters to demonstrate their ability to carry a course load of 5 courses.

For 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 courses 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.


School of Pharmacy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000