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» Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program

  • 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. 

+ - 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
***Calculus 3 MATH 110/110L-Calculus
**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

To apply to the Chapman School of Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program:
  • Complete the Common Application at
  • 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:

+ - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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