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Admissions Requirements

Students may apply to this program once they earn a minimum of 58 credit hours of college-level coursework. These credits must include the courses listed in the Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences Requirements section of the BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree requirements. All courses must be a minimum of 3 semester hours or 4 quarter hours, with a grade of C or above.

If you plan to transfer to UIC, Transferology® can help you determine which courses transfer to UIC and will fulfill the Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences requirements.

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Students apply to the BSPS program in the Spring semester, and are only admitted to begin in Fall semesters.

The deadline to apply for the Fall 2022 semester was May 15, 2022. Please contact with any questions about Fall 2022 applications.

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In addition to the minimum 58 credit hours listed above, the following minimum GPAs must be met to apply:

  • 2.75/4.00 cumulative GPA (all coursework, including repeated courses)
  • 2.50/4.00 science/math GPA (any science and math coursework, including repeated courses)

One letter of recommendation is required from an academic source (professor, TA, or academic advisor).

The application process will look different depending on which group the applicant belongs to:

  • Current UIC undergraduate
  • College student transferring into UIC

See the Apply page for specific instructions for each group. High school students cannot apply to the program directly; they would apply to UIC using the Common App, and then transfer to BSPS once they have earned enough credit at UIC.

International Students

International applicants must have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (Internet Based).

IELTS, PTE Academic, and TOEFL PBT tests are also accepted, and the minimum scores accepted are posted on the UIC Admissions website at: