NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—Entry-Level Program 179 In the Pharm.D. program, transfer credit will only be considered for courses taken at pharmacy schools accredited by ACPE or for those courses given prior approval by the associate dean, Professional Program. Up to, but no more than, four elective credit hours may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate institution. A minimum of 30 credit hours of didactic coursework and all Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) must be completed at NSU. Transfer credits may not exceed 2/3 of the required credits to complete the degree program. In the Ph.D. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences programs, a maximum of 6 credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate institution. In the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Affairs program, amaximumof 3 credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate program. Requests must be submitted inwriting to the associate dean of the relevant program. For all programs, transfer credit will only be considered for courses designated with a graduate level course number that were passed with a grade of B or better. Credit will not be transferred if previous credit was used to earn a degree from the granting institution. An official transcript from the institution attended must be provided before transfer credit will be awarded. All transfer credit requests must be received prior to August 1 of the first year of pharmacy school. Official transcriptsmust be sent to Nova Southeastern University, Enrollment Processing Services, 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905. Electronic transcripts should be sent to electronictranscript@nova.edu. Class Cancellation Policy The university reserves the right to cancel any class. Admissions Requirements The College of Pharmacy selects students based on prepharmacy academic performance, test scores, personal interviews, written applications, and letters of reference. 1. Prior tomatriculation, all NSU College of Pharmacy applicants must complete a minimumof 66 semester hours of coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, including the following required courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (2.75 preferred): Course Semester Hours General Biology I and II (including laboratory)......................... 8 Human Anatomy and/or Physiology (with or without laboratory)......................................................... 6 General Chemistry (including laboratory)................................. 8 Organic Chemistry (including laboratory)................................. 8 General Physics (with or without laboratory). ...........................3 English.............................................................................................. 6 Calculus.............................................................................................3 Speech/Public Speaking/Oral Communication (in English)..........................................................3 Advanced Sciences (Choose two courses of the following: genetics, cellular or molecular biology, microbiology, or biochemistry)............................................................................6* Humanities/Social and Behavioral Sciences/ Other Electives Social and Behavioral Sciences ...........................................3 Humanities..............................................................................3 Electives in either discipline.............................................9** TOTAL 66 * No two classes taken should be from the same discipline. ** Ethics, micro or macroeconomics, and general/life science statistics are highly recommended and may substitute for up to 9 humanities and social and behavioral sciences elective credits. 2. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and a minimum science GPA of 2.3 and math GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is recommended. 3. Official scores from the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), or another admissions test, are recommended, but no longer required. NSU COP will accept scores from the following tests in place of the PCAT: GRE, MCAT, DAT, or OAT. Scores must be no more than three years old at the time of the applicant’s interview. Applicants should take the tests no later than February prior to the expected date of matriculation. Applicants may register for the PCAT online at pcatweb.info or call 800-622-3231 with any questions. Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Entry-Level Program

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