The University of British Columbia offers a four-year Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (E2P PharmD) degree. To be considered for admission, applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and:

  • have completed 60 credits of transferable post-secondary coursework;
  • have completed all prerequisite coursework, with the exception of Humanities or Social Sciences and Elective credits, within the last 10 years at an approved college or university;
  • meet a minimum core average of 65%, or 2.50 GPA, calculated on all attempts at first-year Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics (Calculus);
  • meet a minimum overall average of 70%, or 2.80 GPA, calculated on the last 30 credits of coursework completed;
  • have completed all prerequisite courses (see chart below) for graded credit;
  • have applied by the application deadline of December 1st; and
  • applicants should be aware that admission is competitive and satisfying the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission. In an effort to select well-rounded, mature, and motivated individuals, the admissions committee embraces a broad-based admissions philosophy, where a combination of academic and non-academic criteria is considered.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

UBC Calendar  
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests 

Please note, only UBC courses with Langara equivalents are included here. For a complete list of all UBC courses that meet the prerequisite coursework requirements, including UBC courses without Langara equivalents, please refer to the UBC Calendar link above.

The required (core) courses:

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Biology requirement:
BIOL 112, plus BIOL 121 & 140

 
 8


BIOL 1115 & 1215

 
 8

Chemistry requirement:
CHEM 121 & 123

 
 8


CHEM 1120 & 1220

 
 8

English requirement1:
6 credits of English composition, literature, communication and/or writing courses at any year level (which must transfer to UBC, but necessarily as English credits)

 
 6

Two of but not limited to the following:

ENGL 1100, ENGL 1123 or 1127 or 1128, ENGL 1129 or 1130, SCIE 1113



 6

Calculus requirement:
MATH 100 or 104, plus MATH 101 or 105

 
 6


MATH 1171, 1173/1183, 1174, or 1175

AND

MATH 1271, 1273/1283, 1274, or 1275

 
3/6



3

 

Student must also present the following prerequisite courses:

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Cell Biology requirement:
BIOL 200

  
 3


BIOL 2415

 
3

Biochemistry requirement:
BIOL 201

 
 3


BIOL 23152

 
3

Organic Chemistry requirement:
CHEM 233 & 235
or CHEM 203

 
 8
 4

 
CHEM 2216
or CHEM 2316 & 2416

  
4
8

Microbiology requirement:
MICB 202

 
 3


BIOL 2470



Statistics requirement:
STAT 200 or 203

 
 3


STAT 1181

or STAT 1224

or STAT 1124

 

3

Humanities or Social Sciences requirement:
Most courses offered by UBC Faculty of Arts at any year level

 
 
6


Any transferable course from Social Sciences or Humanities

 

6

Electives

 

Additional coursework to get the total number of transferable credits to 60

 

 

Footnotes:

1 UBC SCIE 113 or WRDS 150 (LANG SCIE 1113) will be accepted in lieu of 3 credits of English. Other courses may satisfy the English requirement. If you are unsure of whether or not the course(s) you have taken will fulfill the English requirement, please contact the Office of Student Services by emailing undergrad.pharm@ubc.ca.

2 Need Organic Chemistry as a co-requisite to receive credit for UBC BIOL 201.

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the students' responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated August 2021