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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program

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The Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program (FEAP) is a 2 + 3 Pharm.D. degree program. Students complete the Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) course prerequisites at Chapman University in Orange, CA, in two years and receive admittance into the Chapman University School of Pharmacy Pharm.D. program. After completion of the prerequisites and fulfillment of the program, students matriculate into the three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, CA.

FEAP Benefits:

  • Guaranteed Admission into the Pharm.D. program.
  • Guaranteed class scheduling for all 5 years.
  • Additional scholarship opportunities for the Pharm.D. program.

FEAP Requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative prerequisite GPA of at least 3.0 (excluding semester 1), have no more than 1 semester with GPA between 2.6 and 3.0 and have no semester GPA below 2.6.
  • A minimum of 13 credits per semester must be taken at Chapman University for the first two years of the program. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the second year.
  • Complete all prerequisite classes for a letter grade.
  • No grade below a C in any prerequisite class.
  • Elective classes must be 3-credit courses and cannot be 100 level math, chemistry or biology classes, nor can they be fulfilled with AP or IB test scores.
  • No more than 4 credits of prerequisite work may be taken outside of Chapman University after starting the Pre-Pharmacy Program.

To matriculate into professional Doctor of Pharmacy program:

  • Apply to Chapman School of Pharmacy, through PharmCAS.
  • Excel during the FEAP to CUSP interview day.
  • Maintain US or Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.
  • Fulfill all Pre-Pharmacy Program requirements.

one of the following (3 credits)

electives (6 credits)

two of the following

  • any 3-credit course except 100 level math, biology, or chemistry courses
  • electives may not be fulfilled with test scores

total credits 66

Chapman University School of Pharmacy only recognizes the following AP test scores in lieu of the equivalent non-elective prerequisite class:

AP Test Minimum Score Chapman Prerequisite
Calculus BC 3 MATH 110  
Calculus AB 4 MATH 110  
Statistics 4 MATH 203  
Biology 5 BIOL 204  
Psychology 3 PSY 101  
English Language and Composition 4 ENG 103  
Macroeconomics 4 ECON 201  
Microeconomics 4 ECON 200  
Physics C: Mechanics
4 PHYS 101  and PHYS 101L  

Please contact the Director of the Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program for questions regarding IB equivalencies.

Pre-Pharmacy Freshman Early Assurance Program Suggested 2-year plan


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