Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy

The Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy (Prepharmacy) major prepares students for the Doctor of Pharmacy (professional) program at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy. For admission into the professional curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), completion of the entire Prepharmacy program is required, after which successful applicants to the Pharm.D. program continue their studies for an additional four years.  Admission into and completion of the Prepharmacy program does not guarantee admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Purdue.

Usually students are admitted into the Prepharmacy program as their first college experience, although students may transfer from other majors at Purdue or other colleges and universities.

Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Additional Requirements: One semeseter each of general chemistry, general biology and calculus.


Contact Information

Holly W. Keckler
Phone: 765-496-7381


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Healthcare Services

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