- 2+3 Pharm.D. – The Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program (FEAP) is a 2+3 Pharm.D. Degree Program for academically exceptional graduating high school students interested in the profession of pharmacy.
- Orange Campus: undergraduate studies - Students who are accepted into this program would complete the Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) course pre-requisites in 2 years at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and receive a conditional acceptance into the CUSP PharmD program.
- Irvine Campus: Pharm.D. program - After completion of the pre-requisites and fulfillment of the Special Admission Requirements, students would matriculate into the 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine.
- 5 years to Pharm.D. - Graduating students will receive their PharmD in five years.
» Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program
+ - Admission Requirements
This is a competitive program and we expect the freshman admitted group will have the following characteristics:
- Exceptional high school mathematics and science credentials, such as significant AP credits
- Strong record of extracurricular activities
- Demonstrated ability and readiness to meet the discipline of a rigorous pre-pharmacy and pharmacy professional curriculum
- Composite SAT scores anticipated to be greater than 1900 (ACT 29)
- GPA equal to 3.5 or more
- Excel in the first of two required interviews by multiple CUSP faculty to explore professional potential
+ - Courses During First Two Years
|**General Biology with lab||4||BIOL 204/204L-GenBio 1|
|Human Anatomy with lab||4||HESC 210/210L-Human Anatomy|
|**Physiology with lab||4||HESC 366/366L-Principles of Physiology|
|Microbiology with lab||4||BIOL 417/417L-Microbiology|
|**Chemistry (General with labs)||8||CHEM 140/140L-GenChem 1, CHEM150/150L-GenChem 2|
|Chemistry (PharmOrganic with labs)||8||CHEM 230/230L-OrgChem 1, CHEM 331/331L-OrgChem 2|
|Physics with lab||4||PHYS 101/101L-General Physics 1 or PHYS 107/107L|
|Genetics||3||BIOL 132-Human Genetics, BIOL 208-Molecular Genetics, or BIOL 330/330L-General|
|**Statistics||3||MATH 203-Intro Statistics|
|Psychology or Sociology||3||PSY 101-Intro to Psychology or SOC 101-Intro to Sociology|
|Economics (Micro or Macro)||3||ECON 200-MicroEcon, ECON 201-MacroEcon|
|Communications/Speech||3||COM 101 or COM 110 or COM 211|
|**English Composition||3||ENG 208-Written Inquiry, or other non-creative writing course|
|Electives||6||History, Political Science, Sociology, or Psychology preferred|
** May be waived with a 4.0 on the AP or IB exam.
***May be waived with a score of “4 or higher” on Calculus AB, or with a score of “3 or higher” on calculus BC.
Contact Dr. Lawrence Brown, Associate Dean of Student & Academic Affairs with any questions about prerequisites
+ - How to Apply
- Complete the Common Application at www.commonapp.org
- Choose Chapman University as your college and complete the Chapman University Questions. Priority will be given to students applying by the Nov. 1 Early Action deadline. Applicants applying after that date will be reviewed holistically on a space-available basis.
- Choose Pharmacy as your major and complete the additional essay on why you feel you would make a good pharmacist.
- Submit two additional letters of recommendations from 1) a math or science teacher, and 2) a health professional who is knowledgeable of your character (preferred) or an additional teacher who is knowledgeable of your character.
+ - Perks of the Program
- A conditional guarantee of admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program as an entering undergraduate
- Mentoring by renowned faculty
- Seminars and social events
- Exposure to several types of pharmacy environments and pharmacists
- An outstanding traditional college experience at Chapman’s undergraduate school in Orange for two years
- Earning a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in just five years
+ - Is the 2+3 program right for you?
- Are you passionate about a career in Pharmacy where you can help patients improve their health through the proper use of medications? Are you interested in a career in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry?
- Do you take challenging classes (honors, AP, IB College-level classes)?
- Do you do well academically?
- Do you perform exceptionally well on standardized tests (SAT, ACT SATII)?
- Do you have strong leadership skills and/or other special talents?
- Do you have a strong history of community service/extracurricular activities?
+ - Under the Conditional Guarantee, what are the requirements for matriculation to the professional Pharm.D. program?
To matriculate to the professional Pharm.D. program, an accepted FEAP student must:
- Complete all prerequisite courses with a 3.0 GPA minimum and no grade below a C
- Pass a second admission interview in your 3rd semester as an undergraduate by multiple CUSP faculty to reconfirm:
- your commitment to the profession
- professional demeanor
- test your ability to clearly communicate empathically with patients and health team members
- Meet all Chapman University School of Pharmacy Admission Requirements and Costs including:
+ - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
More information coming soon!