Pharmacy Bridge Programs

Pharmacy Bridge Programs create a path for eligible undergraduate students at participating undergraduate institutions to pursue guaranteed conditional admissions at Pacific University School of Pharmacy while building relationships with School of Pharmacy students and faculty.

These programs aim to nurture career interests, provide enriching pre-professional development, and pave a way for success in Pacific University’s 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. Participants in these programs will:

  • Receive educational and career support from School of Pharmacy faculty
  • Participate in pre-professional workshops
  • Participate in select School of Pharmacy events
  • Build mentorship relationships with current School of Pharmacy students
  • Receive guaranteed conditional admissions to the School of Pharmacy’s PharmD program pending completion of bridge program requirements


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Any student at participating undergraduate institutions who have completed the required minimum coursework with a 3.0GPA can apply. For more information, contact Pharmacy Admissions at

Participating Institutions

  • Chaminade University (Honolulu, HI)
  • Cochise College (Sierra Vista, AZ)
  • Lane Community College (Eugene, OR)
  • Portland State University (Portland, OR)
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • Pacific University Undergraduate 3:3 Pathway (Forest Grove, OR) Pacific 3+3
  • Brigham Young University 3:3 Pathway - Hawaii (Laie, HI)
  • Hawaii Pacific University - (Honolulu, HI)
  • Mt. Hood Community College - (Gresham, OR)
  • Portland Community College - (Portland, OR)
  • Oregon Technical Institute 3:3 Pathway (Klamath Falls, OR)
  • Pima Community College - (Tucson, AZ)
  • Quest International University - (Malaysia)
  • Great Basin College - (Elko, NV)

How to Apply for the Bridge program

Complete the Bridge application, and email completed application, Resume, and transcripts to with the Subject line: Pharmacy Bridge Application

*Please note that you will need to be attending one of the participating institutions (seen above) to apply for the bridge program and will need to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher

Applying to the Bridge Program

Students may apply to the Bridge program at any time after completing 30 credit hours (generally after a year of full-time classes). To be admitted to the Bridge Program, students must meet the following requirements:

Step One | Complete at least 30 credit hours

These should include some of the following prerequisite courses:

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • English Writing/Composition
  • Psychology
  • Organic Chemistry

Step Two | Complete a graduation plan

Your graduation plan should include:

  • the applicant’s general education courses that will complete requirements for a degree (an Associate's or a Bachelor's)
  • courses that will complete prerequisite admissions requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The graduation plan should be approved by your Advisor. 

Step Three | Demonstrate Consistent Academic Ability

Minimum grades include:

  • Grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher

Step Four| Successfully pass an Interview into the Bridge program

Please contact us directly if you have any questions at all regarding the Bridge program

Tony Potter | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-7229 |