Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - College of Pharmacy

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Pharmacy program page.

B.Sc. (Pharm) Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

First Year Courses Credit Hours
BIOL 1020 Biology 1: Principles and Themes 3
BIOL 1030 Biology 2: Biological Diversity, Function and Interactions 3
CHEM 1300 Structure and Modelling in Chemistry 3
CHEM 1310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry 3
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus or
MATH 1510 (M) Applied Calculus 1 or
MATH 1520 (M) Introductory Calculus for Management and Social Science or
MATH 1230 (M) Differential Calculus
Faculty of Arts Course(s) (minimum 1000 level)     6
Electives (minimum 1000 level)     9
Total Credit Hours 30


  • If balancing admission to Pharmacy with other programs, note that Pharmacy requires all 30 credit hours of courses listed in the chart.
  • All courses must be at the 1000 level or higher.
  • Include at least 3 credit hours that meets the written English (W) requirement using the Faculty of Arts courses or electives.
  • Choose electives from the Recommended Introductory Courses list. Consider taking HEAL 1600 Health and Health Professions as an elective.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit can fulfill core course requirements, but do not contribute to required 24 credit hour courseload requirement.


Minimum Credit Hours: 30 credit hours of specific coursework. See the Applicant Information Bulletin.
Minimum Course Load:

At least one year of full-time study (24 credit hours) over one Regular Session (September - April). 

Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit can be used to fulfill core course requirements, but shall not be used towards the minimum 24 credit hour requirement.

All admission requirements must be met by the end of April in the year of application.

W Requirement: Required for admission. Your Faculty of Arts course(s) or electives should be used to fulfill the W requirement. Minimum 1000 level required.
M Requirement: Required for admission.  Will be met by MATH 1500 (M) or substitutions listed.
Minimum GPA:

Based on selection priority as listed in the Applicant Information Bulletin. Admission is competitive - a higher than minimum GPA is often required and varies each year depending on the applicant pool. Minimum grade of 'C' in required courses.

Additional Requirements:

Admission is restricted to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Written critical skills essay.

Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and Adult Abuse Registry Check must be submitted prior to the start of classes in September.

Selection Criteria:

A combination of Adjusted Grade Point Average (AGPA) (70%), and written critical skills essay (30%).

Refer to the Applicant Information Bulletin with respect to assigning priorities based on applicant residency.

Applicants may be considered for admission under different categories. See the Applicant Information Bulletin.


  • Biology 40S minimum 50% required.
  • Chemistry 40S minimum 50% required.
  • Math 40S (Pre-Calculus) minimum 60% required.


  • 5 years (166 credit hours).


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May 2017
First Year Planning Guide