Cochise College PharmD Bridge Program

For eligible students, the Cochise College PharmD Bridge Program aims 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.


Faculty and staff at Pacific University and Cochise College support students through key phases of the Bridge Program.

Prospective Student Outreach

Representatives from Pacific University will be facilitating information sessions at Cochise to educate students about pharmacy careers, explain criteria for admissions to PharmD, and discuss opportunities provided through the Bridge Program.

Applying to the Bridge Program

Cochise students may apply to the Cochise-Pacific Bridge program at any time after completing their 1st year’s grades, typically in the summer/fall. To be admitted to the Bridge Program, students must meet the following requirements:

Step One | Complete at least 30 quarter credit hours

These must include the following core courses at Cochise:

  • General Biology I (4)
  • General Chemistry I (4)
  • Composition (3)
  • Intro to Psychology (3)
  • General Biology II (4)
  • General Chemistry II (4)
  • English Composition (3)
  • Calculus I (5)
Step Two | Complete a graduation plan

Your graduation plan should include:

  • the applicant’s general education courses that will complete requirements for an AS degree in Biology
  • courses that will complete prerequisite admissions requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The graduation plan must be approved by a Cochise Health Professions Advisor. 

Step Three | Maintain minimum grades in coursework

Minimum grades include:

  • Grade of C or higher in all core courses (C- does not count))
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher


Contact Us

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