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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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The deadline for all applicants to the BSPS program has been extended from March 1, 2024 to June 3, 2024. Students may only begin the BSPS in Fall semester.


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The two groups who may apply to the BSPS directly are

  • current UIC undergraduates
  • college students transferring into UIC

The application process varies slightly for each group. See the Apply page for more specific instructions for each. For both groups, the following are required:

  • Minimum 58 college credit hours
  • Minimum 2.75/4.00 cumulative GPA (all coursework, including repeated courses)
  • Minimum 2.50/4.00 science/math GPA (any science and math coursework, including repeated courses)
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic source (professor, TA, or academic advisor)

Requirements for 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.

To see minimum scores and requirements for international students, including English language requirements by country, visit UIC Admissions International Requirements.

Application information for High School Students

High school students cannot apply to the program directly. They are encouraged to apply to UIC using the Common App, and then transfer/apply to BSPS once they have earned enough credit at UIC or another college.

Although not the same as applying to the BSPS, high school students with a strong academic background may also want to consider the GPPA program for guaranteed admissions into UIC’s PharmD program.