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University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017
University of Alberta
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


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BSc in Pharmacy

Note: Pending all necessary approvals, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is planning to offer a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in place of the BSc in Pharmacy program.  For further information, see the Pharmacy website at pharm.ualberta.ca.

  1. Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the Pharmacy Program are the satisfactory completion of ★30 of University transferable work, including:

  1. General Chemistry (★6)
  2. Organic Chemistry (★6)
  3. English (which may include up to ★3 in Writing Studies) (★6)
  4. Biology (Cell Biology) (★3)
  5. Biochemistry (★3)
  6. Mathematics (Calculus) (★3)
  7. Statistics (★3)
  1. Other Requirements
    1. Spoken English Requirement: Applicants must meet a spoken English requirement (see Spoken English Requirement ).
    2. Letter of Intent: Applicants must submit a letter with their application for admission stating their career goals, knowledge of the profession, related experience, and reasons for seeking admission to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
    3. Interview: A personal interview is required as part of the admission process.

Note: Applicants who have sequential high school background courses in Chemistry, English, Mathematics, and Biology will best be prepared to succeed in the Pre-pharmacy program.

  1. Selection Process
    1. The Admissions Committee has the responsibility of selecting from among the applicants those individuals who have demonstrated promise to successfully complete the program and gain licensure as pharmacists. Pharmacy has a quota of 130 places and admission is competitive. The number of applicants exceeds the number of available spaces and therefore not all qualified candidates will be offered admission.
    2. Applicants are ranked primarily on academic achievement in the prerequisite courses. Other factors considered in ranking include overall academic achievement (emphasizing recent academic performance), a demonstrated ability to perform well in a consecutive Fall/Winter session of full-time study (preferably ★30), a letter of intent, and a personal interview (see Other Requirements). The letter of intent provides an opportunity for the applicant to convey career goals, knowledge of the profession, employment or volunteer experience, and other personal attributes that might be relevant for consideration by the Admissions Committee. Further details regarding the letter of intent, the interview, and U of A courses that can be used to meet minimum requirements are available on the Faculty of Pharmacy website at pharm.ualberta.ca/programs/undergraduate-bsc-in-pharmacy/prospective-student.

Aboriginal Applicants

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences may provide one position to an Aboriginal applicant, over the regular quota of 130 students. Students who are of Aboriginal ancestry within the meaning of the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2) will be considered in this category (Admission of Aboriginal Applicants ). Proof of Aboriginal status, to be provided as part of the application for admission, is required for consideration of this position (Proof of Aboriginal Ancestry ).

Candidates will be subject to admission as outlined in BSc in Pharmacy, and to approval by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Admissions Committee. If there are no qualified Aboriginal students in any given year, this position will not be allocated to other applicants.

Aboriginal student applicants should contact the Coordinator, Native Health Care Careers, for individual counselling and career planning. See also Admission of Aboriginal Applicants .

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

  1. Minimum Requirements
    The minimum requirements for admission to the PharmD program are a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from a recognized institution. Normally, an overall GPA of at least 3.0 or equivalent in a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree is required.
  2. Other Requirements
    1. Proof of current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist with the Alberta College of Pharmacists (see Note)
    2. Authorization to administer drugs by injection (see Note)
    3. Official transcripts from a Bachelor of Pharmacy program and any other postsecondary education completed
    4. Spoken English Requirement: Applicants must meet a spoken English requirement (see Spoken English Requirement )
    5. Curriculum vitae (CV)
    6. Cover Letter
    7. Letters of reference
    8. Personal interview

For further details on the above other requirements, please see PharmD on the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Studies website: www.pharm.ualberta.ca.

Note: Proof of current licensure as a pharmacist with the Alberta College of Pharmacists and authorization to administer drugs by injection can occur after admission to the program, but must occur prior to the first rotation commencing [see Promotion and/or Continuation (b) ].

  1. Selection Process
    1. The Admissions Committee has the responsibility of selecting from among the applicants those individuals who have the highest levels of professional and academic achievement, and a demonstrated promise to successfully complete the program. The number of applicants is expected to exceed the number of available spaces and therefore not all qualified candidates will be selected for interview or offered admission.
    2. Applicants are ranked on academic achievement, professional experience, cover letter, letters of reference and a personal interview.

Deposit: Upon notification of admission, successful applicants will be required to confirm their admission and intention to register by submitting a nonrefundable tuition deposit within the time specified in the letter of acceptance. The deposit will be credited toward payment of tuition upon completion of registration. (See Program-specific Deposits on Confirmation of Admission ).