Charleston Accelerated Pharmacy Program

  • Program Description

    • Two programs offered:  accelerated 2+4 and dual-degree 3+4 pre-pharmacy with the final four years at the University of Charleston in West Virginia
    •  Both programs lead to a Pharm.D. degree
    •  The School of Pharmacy at the University of Charleston is fully accredited

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    • SAT total of 1100 or higher in critical reading and math or ACT composite score of 24 or higher
    •  GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    •  Obtain a rank in the top 25% of your high school class
    •  Additional evidence of scholarly and extracurricular activities
    •  Provide at least two letters of recommendation

    Admissions Process

    All eligible applicants will be placed into separate pools from which the top five students will be chosen for each program. Once offered acceptance, students will have two weeks to pay the enrollment deposit to reserve their space in the program. If the deadline passes without a deposit, the space will be offered to another student.

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    University of Charleston School of Pharmacy will admit up to five Gannon University students who meet the criteria listed below for each program. At the discretion of University of Charleston, more than five students may be admitted. This program provides a conditionally guaranteed seat, meaning that if all of the requirements below are met prior to matriculation, the student will be accepted. 
    • Successful completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum at Gannon University
    • Minimum GPA of 3.25 in pre-pharmacy curriculum, with no grade lower than a C
    • GPA of 3.25 or higher for science and mathematics courses
    • Submit two letters of recommendation. One of these letters must be from the pre-pharmacy committee at Gannon University and the other from a pharmacist.
    • Demonstrate experience in community/campus activism
    • Submit a completed application for admission to the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
    • Students in this program cannot retake courses in which they have earned a D or F grade and remain in a conditionally guaranteed seat
    • Score above the 65th percentile on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) with an appropriate score on the writing sample
    • Successfully interview with the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy faculty
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check
    • Abide by all application guideless posted on the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy website (