Academic Requirements for September 2018

To be eligible for admission consideration into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, candidates must:

  1. have obtained a cumulative university average of at least 70% (equivalent to a ‘B-’ at the University of Toronto)
  2. have successfully completed all prerequisite courses. Please note that normally at least two years of university study is required to complete all prerequisite courses.

Preference will be given to candidates with a proven ability to successfully carry a full-time course load (i.e., a minimum of 5.0 full credit course equivalents in the regular academic year). For further details refer to Frequently Asked Question #15.

All required courses must be completed by the end of April 2018 (i.e. end of the second term of the 2017-18 academic year) to ensure the final grades will be reported to our office no later than the final transcript deadline of June 1, 2018.  Summer courses taken in the same year for which you are applying cannot be considered as the grades are issued after the final transcript deadline.

In addition to other published criteria, and regardless of other academic credentials and/or work/personal experience, candidates with previous registration in a Pharmacy program must have been in good standing during the most recent session/year of the Pharmacy program to be eligible for admission consideration.

 

Required Subjects – for September 2018 admission

The following table identifies all prerequisite subjects and provides examples of U of Toronto St. George campus courses that meet these criteria.

A table listing examples of acceptable courses offered at all Ontario universities, including the other University of Toronto campuses (plus a few non-Ontario universities) can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Subject Requirements for September 2018
 Biology
 
 University
 Minimum of two terms/semesters
 Introductory Biology (BIO120H + BIO130H or former BIO150Y at University of Toronto)
 Introductory Chemistry
 
 University
 Minimum of one to two terms/semesters, plus labs*
 Equivalent to CHM135H1 (or former 139H1) at University of Toronto

*Refer to Important details related to the Chemistry subject requirements in the 'Additional Information About Subject Requirements' section.
 Organic Chemistry
 
 University
 Minimum of two terms/semesters plus labs*
 Equivalent to CHM136H1 (or former 138H1) + CHM247H at University of Toronto
 
* Refer to Important details related to the Chemistry subject requirements in the 'Additional Information About Subject Requirements' section.
 Physical Chemistry
 (Thermodynamics/Kinetics)
 University
 Must be a second or upper-year course
 Minimum of one term/semester*
 Equivalent to CHM220H at University of Toronto
 
* Refer to Important details related to the Chemistry subject requirements in the 'Additional Information About Subject Requirements' section.
 Biochemistry
 University 
 Minimum of one term/semester
 Equivalent to BCH242Y or BCH210H at University of Toronto

Human Physiology

 University (this requirement was added as of the 2017 admission cycle)
 Minimum of one to two terms/semesters in Human Physiology

* Refer to Important details in the 'Additional Information About Subject Requirements' section.

Equivalent to PSL201Y1 or PSL300H1 + 301H at the University of Toronto

 Calculus
 University
 Minimum of two terms/semesters
 Equivalent to MAT135H1 plus MAT136H1 or former MAT135Y1 at University of Toronto
 Statistics
 University
 Minimum of one term/semester
 Equivalent to STA220H at University of Toronto

 Humanities or
 Social Science

 

 University
 Minimum of two terms/semesters

Wide selection of Humanities (e.g. Classics, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, etc.) and Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Political Science, Introductory Psychology, Sociology, etc.) courses*

* As of the 2017 admission cycle languages are no longer acceptable in fulfillment of this requirement. Refer to important details in the ‘Additional Information About Subject Requirements’ section

 

 English

 University (This requirement changed from a high school level requirement to university requirement as of the 2017 admission cycle)

 Minimum of one term/semester

 Wide selection of English Literature/Composition courses are acceptable

*Refer to important details in the ‘Additional Information About Subject Requirements’ section

Link to table with examples of course codes

 Physics
 High school -  Grade 12 (SPH4U or equivalent) 
 (OR two terms/semesters at university)

Additional Information About Subject Requirements - for Admission for September 2018
Provides detailed information about prerequisite courses.

Examples of Acceptable Courses at Canadian Universities – Examples for Admission for September 2018
Examples of courses meeting prerequisite requirements at all Ontario (and some non-Ontario) Universities.

Information for Candidates who Have Studied Outside Ontario (Non-Ontario and International)
Further Information for applicants who have studied outside Ontario or outside of Canada.

Information for High School Students and Guidance Counsellors

Frequently Asked Questions
A compilation of the most frequently asked questions about academic requirements.