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|
|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|
|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.
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