Skip to main content
Belmont University | Belief in Something Greater

Early Assurance - PharmD in 6 Years at Belmont

Incoming freshmen who choose pre-pharmacy at Belmont University are eligible for Early Assurance to the PharmD program by meeting program requirements as outlined below.   

Early Assurance Benefits
  • Solid liberal arts program as a pre-pharmacy student at Belmont University
  • Admission to the PharmD program is guaranteed if all Pre-Pharmacy Requirements for Early Assurance are achieved*
  • NEW!  Academic merit scholarships awarded as an incoming freshman may continue for a total of six years of pre-pharmacy/PharmD study, as long as eligibility requirements are met each year.  Years 5 & 6 provided by the College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is waived for students who apply to Belmont’s PharmD program through Early Decision which excludes application to any other pharmacy school.
  • A faculty member from the College of Pharmacy will serve as academic advisor during the time as a pre-pharmacy student
  • Preferred access to available volunteer/shadowing opportunities with College of Pharmacy faculty, such as medical mission trips and observation in the University Pharmacy
  • Opportunity to join student pharmacy organizations
  • Open invitation to lectures, seminars and other special events sponsored by the College of Pharmacy
        * Students who do not achieve all requirements remain eligible to apply for admission to the PharmD program
           at Belmont University without guaranteed admission.

Entry Requirements to the Early Assurance Program
As a High School applicant:
  • Minimum 26 ACT (or 1260 SAT) and 3.5 high school GPA
  • Apply for admission to Belmont University as a freshman student
  • Indicate interest in the Early Assurance Program by emailing pharmacy@belmont.edu following submission of the Belmont undergraduate application
  • Enroll as an undergraduate at Belmont
As a Belmont student:
Belmont students who do not meet the ACT and high school GPA requirements for Early Assurance may qualify later for Early Assurance as follows.
  • Complete at least two full semesters at Belmont University with a minimum of 8 hours of biology and 8 hours of chemistry
  • Achieve an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher during these first two semesters
  • Achieve a math and science GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student
  • Indicate interest in the Early Assurance Program by emailing pharmacy@belmont.edu

Belmont Pre-Pharmacy Requirements for Early Assurance to the PharmD Program
  • Complete all math and science prerequisites at Belmont University*
  • Complete all prerequisites (listed below) for the PharmD program with a minimum grade of “C” or better in each course and a GPA of 3.0 or better in all of these courses combined
  • Achieve a math and science GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student
  • Achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student (3.25 for students who qualify later for Early Assurance as indicated above)
  • Apply for Early Decision to the PharmD program at Belmont University by September 1, one year prior to intended enrollment
  • Complete a successful interview for Early Decision to the PharmD program
        * Advanced Placement (AP) credit(s) accepted by Belmont University meet this requirement.
          Math and science prerequisites completed at other regionally accredited post-secondary institutions may be
          allowed but must have prior approval from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Pharmacy.

PharmD Prerequisites (Courses Recommended for Belmont Undergraduates)
  • 1st Biology (BIO 1110 – 4 credits)
  • 2nd Biology (BIO 1120 or 2120 – 4 credits)
  • General Chemistry I (CEM 1610 – 4 credits)
  • General Chemistry II (CEM 1620 – 4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CEM 2810 – 4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CEM 2820 – 4 credits)
  • Physics (PHY 1110 – 4 credits, Pharmacy requires only 3 credits)
  • Calculus (MTH 1210 – 4 credits, Pharmacy requires only 3 credits)
  • Statistics (MTH 1151 – 3 credits)
  • 1st Writing (ENG 1010 – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Writing (GND 1015 – 3 credits)
  • 1st Communication Skills (COM 1100 – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Communication Skills (COM 1930,2020,2200,2230,2340 or ENG 3010 or ENW 2015-3580 or a foreign language skills course – 3 credits)
  • 1st Behavioral or Social Science (from psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), sociology, history political science, communication theory, anthropology, minority studies or global issues – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Behavioral or Social Science (from psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), sociology, history political science, communication theory, anthropology, minority studies or global issues – 3 credits)
  • Humanities (ENL 2000-4380, HUM 1000-3500, or other appropriate course from fine arts, philosophy, ethics or foreign culture – 3 credits)
  • Religion (REL 1010 or 1020 – 3 credits)
  • Elective (may need to be college algebra and/or pre-calculus – 3 credits)
  • Elective (can combine extra credits earned above with 1 credit from CEM 1060 – 3 credits)

CONNECT

Admissions: 615-460-8122  |  Main: 615-460-6748

FB RSS TW YT Pinterest LI EM