CSUF Linkage with Marshall B. Ketchum School of Pharmacy 

The College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University is committed to accepting a diverse group of qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. All requirements must be completed by the time of matriculation at MBKU. The College of Pharmacy participates in rolling admissions.


A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent institution as determined by Marshall B. Ketchum University, is preferred for admission. The following courses must be completed at an accredited institution with a grade of "C" or better prior to enrollment and are the expected minimum requirements.

Major Minimum Semester Units Minimum Quarter Units Additional Notes
General Biology 6 9 One year sequence, Labs Required
General Chemistry 6 9 One year sequence, Labs Required
Organic Chemistry 6 9 One year sequence, Labs Required
Biochemistry 3 4  
Microbiology, General or Medical 3 4 Labs Required
Human Anatomy 3 4 Labs Required
Human Physiology 3 4 Labs Required
Calculus 3 4 For science majors preferred
General Psychology 3 4  
Economics 3 4 Micro or Macro
English* 6 8 Preferred: English Composition, Advanced Composition, Critical Reading and Writing, Critical Analysis, Technical Communication
Behavioral Science 3 4 Preferred: Human Behavior, Cognitive Science, Neuropsychology, Applied Behavioral Science, Social Psychology
Communication course 3 4 Preferred: Public Speaking, Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication

*Prerequisites: English (6 units) and Behavioral Science (3) are waived for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation of the program.

*Advanced Placement (AP) credits will be accepted for fulfillment of no more than the equivalent of one non-science course of the prerequisite.

Competitive Applicants
Outstanding applicants will also have taken courses in Physics, Statistics, Leadership Development, and Cultural Diversity. Additional consideration will be given to those with volunteer, patient care, pharmacy, and/or military experience. An overall and science GPA of 2.75 is required, as calculated by PharmCAS. However, a competitive GPA of 3.0 is preferred.

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is strongly recommended for all applicants.

For More Information about Marshall B. Ketchum University, please contact:

Health Professions Advising Office
University Hall 223