Graduate School

Doctor of Pharmacy

High Point University School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, (312) 644-3575; FAX (312) 664-4652, web site

The following information was developed as a resource for students interested in pursuing a degree in pharmacy. As the program develops, information may change.  Please refer to the School of Pharmacy website for updates and developments.

Carene Kelsey is the Doctor of Pharmacy graduate admissions liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, please call Carene at (336) 841-9527 or email her at


Pharmacy is a rapidly changing profession with multiple career track opportunities.  The faculty and administration at High Point University believe it is essential that our graduates are prepared to lead and be flexible enough to adjust in these times of change.  The Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy has been created to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and manage medication therapies that meet both current and future needs. Students will receive an education that will position them to practice pharmacy in a variety of settings, or to pursue advanced clinical or academic training.


Students earn their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) after four rigorous years of education after completion of a pre-professional track (normally two years). Students are not penalized if they complete the pre professional track in three or four years instead of two but the additional courses taken during this time do not affect the number of credit hours necessary to complete the PharmD portion of the program.  A bachelor’s degree is not required prior to entry into the PharmD program.


Pre-Pharmacy Core Courses Courses satisfying core requirements must be taken within 8 years of application
Total Credit Hours Required65
Course DescriptionNotesCourse ExamplesMinimum Credit Hours Required
General Chemistry Labs RequiredChem I & Chem II8
Organic Chemistry Labs RequiredOrganic I & Organic II8
General Biology Lab RequiredBiology I4
Anatomy & PhysiologyLabs Recommended
Anatomy & Physiology courses in Biology, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and other disciplines are accepted
Anatomy or A&P I
Physiology or A&P II
Microbiology Lab RequiredGeneral or Medical Microbiology3
CalculusCalculus for Life Sciences, Psychology or Business is acceptableCalculus I3
General Studies Requirements General Studies requirements can be satisfied with AP, IB, and dual enrollment credits
Course DescriptionNotesCourse ExamplesMinimum Credit Hours Required
PhysicsNot required if taken in high school with a B or higher (submit high school transcript)Physics I3
EnglishEnglish Composition courses should be taken which are writing intensive. Basic literature courses will not be accepted for this requirement.English Composition I
Professional Writing
CommunicationFocus on interpersonal communication is recommended.Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
Humanities & Social SciencesElectives within the humanities and social sciences.Sociology, Psychology, Religion, Ethics, Philosophy, History, etc.6+
Elective CoursesNo more than 1 hour will be accepted from courses that focus predominantly on the improvement of skills, such as instruction in music performance.)Electives - Other Science, Math, Social Science and Humanities 15+


Graduate Admissions
Norcross Hall
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Phone: 336-841-9198
Fax: 336-841-9024

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