General information on Pharmacy Schools can be obtained at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy web site.
- Courses Requirements
A. General education (27 credits)
Language (English or Spanish) **
Social Sciences (CISO 3121- 3122)
* The College Board’s Advanced Placement tests do not replace the English or Spanish credit requirements.
** The Language requirement must be fulfilled with courses that develop oral and written communication skills.
B. Natural Sciences courses (40 credits)
Calculus I **
* Does not include the Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences courses at the College of General Education.
** The Calculus I course must include integrals.
C. Elective courses
Introduction to Economics*
* The School of Pharmacy at Nova Southwestern University in Ponce requires Microeconomics (3 credits) and Macroeconomics (3 credits). These courses at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras campus correspond to ECON 3021- 3022.
- Other Admission Requirements at the UPR Medical Sciences Campus
- A minimum general academic index of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
- A minimum average academic index of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale in Sciences. This requirement includes Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Physics.
- All applicants must take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) in or before the month of February during the year in which admission is being applied for. This exam is offered each year during the months of January, June, August and October.
Test applications are available at the Student Affairs Office in the School of Pharmacy or can be requested by mail at:
The Psychological Corporation
PSE Customer Relations-PCAT
555 Academic Court
San Antonio, Texas 78204-2498
Fax: (210) 921-8861
- Three letters of recommendation are required; two of these should be from the professors at the College of Natural Sciences.
- Applicants must complete a written essay on a subject determined by the School’s Admissions Board. This provides students with the opportunity to express their understanding on matters related to the health system, the pharmacy career or social issues, among others. The date, time and place of this exam is determined by the Admissions Board.
- Student interviews.