University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

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Health & Medicine at The University of the Pacific

Pre-pharmacy Advantage Program
The University of the Pacific’s Pre-pharmacy Advantage Program gives first-year students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate studies in the same environment as their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). Our Pre-pharmacy program lays a strong foundation to set you up for success as you pursue a career in pharmacy. 

Pathways: You can earn your PharmD in as few as five years at Pacific. Based on academic standings, you’ll be placed in one of three academic pathways upon admission to the program:
Five-year (2+3): Two years of undergraduate study, then three years of study in the professional PharmD program
Six-year (3+3): Three years of undergraduate study, then three years of study in the professional PharmD program
Seven-year (4+3): Four years of undergraduate study to earn a bachelor's degree, then three years of study in the professional PharmD program 

Guaranteed PharmD admission
Each pathway requires a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and a 2.7 GPA in specific math and science courses; submission of an advancement application; an interview; and a writing sample. Completion of these requirements guarantees admission into the PharmD program at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.

Pre-dental Advantage Program
Pacific also offers three admission pathways for first-year students admitted to the Pre-dental Advantage Program, all of which allow you to earn an undergraduate degree (in some cases on an accelerated timeline) and guarantee an interview for our Doctor of Dental Surgery degree program. 

Pathways:
Five-year (2+3): Two years of undergraduate study, then three years of study in the professional Dental Surgery degree program
Six-year (3+3): Three years of undergraduate study, then three years of study in the professional Dental Surgery degree program
Seven-year (4+3): Four years of undergraduate study to earn a bachelor's degree, then three years of study in the professional Dental Surgery degree program

Health Science Student Groups

The University of the Pacific has over 150 student organizations. Students interested in health and medicine can join any of the following organizations:

• American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists–Pacific Student Chapter
• Biomedical Engineering Society
• Delta Epsilon Mu (for health care professionals)
• Pacific Pre-dental Society
• Pharmaceutical Initiative in Learning & Leadership Club
• Pre-pharmacy Society
• Pre-physical Therapy Society
• Pre-physician Assistant Society
• Psi Chi (the International Honor Society of Psychology)
• Psychology Club
• Rho Pi Phi (international pharmaceutical fraternity)
• Student Athletes in Healthcare
• Student Physical Therapists at Pacific
• White Coats for Black Lives

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Having a faculty advisor who currently teaches at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy is a great asset in working through my undergraduate years and making sure I’m prepared for the next step in my education.”

    • Olivia Laprade
      Pre-pharmacy