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

Inquire by clicking here, and filling out your cumulative GPA and participating institution

Feel free to use this link to learn more about career options as a Pharmacist: https://pharmacyforme.org/which-pharmacy-career-is-the-best-fit-for-you/

Eligibility

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 PharmD@pacificu.edu

Participating Institutions

  • Chaminade University (Honolulu, HI)
  • Cochise College (Sierra Vista, AZ)
  • Lane Community College (Eugene, OR)
  • Portland State University 3:3 Pathway (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 Institute of Technology 3:3 Pathway (Klamath Falls, OR)
  • Pima Community College - (Tucson, AZ)
  • Great Basin College 3:3 Pathway - (Elko, NV)
  • Alaska Pacific University - (Anchorage, AK) pending, receiving applications
  • University of Guam - (Guam) pending, receiving applications
  • Columbia Gorge Community College (The Dalles, OR) pending
  • Kapiolani Community College (OAHU) pending, receiving applications
  • Leeward Community College (OAHU) pending, receiving applications

How to Apply for the Bridge program

Please follow the below instructions:

 PharmCAS application

1. Start a PharmCAS application, in the PharmCAS you can only select entry into this upcoming Fall, but there is a question in the PharmCAS which asks if you are a Bridge student, and from there you can Mark ‘Yes’ and then I can defer your Pharmacy application until your planned Pharmacy start year.

2. We interview students both online and in-person, you can email me for a free coupon code and apply through PharmCAS, and we will let you know if you are invited to an interview and next steps.

3. We have a priority deadline in March, and a Final deadline in July, but the sooner you apply, the easier your chances of becoming accepted.

*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:

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 | PharmD@pacificu.edu