Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) — Undergraduate Transfer Students

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I have some college coursework and am interested in undergraduate transfer admission

Students may apply for UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER admission into the pharmacy major. Students admitted via this pathway will be required to complete at least 12 semester hours of science prerequisite coursework at Northeastern, and must meet all other progression requirements before being considered for admission into the first professional (P1) year of the PharmD program.  The Northeastern University Undergraduate Admission website has more information, including required application materials and application deadlines.

(If you are a CURRENT Northeastern student, click for information on Changing your Major to Pharmacy)

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Pre-requisites

Transfer students are admitted as undergraduate pharmacy majors and must complete at least 12 semester hours of the science courses listed below at Northeastern University. A typical undergraduate transfer student will have completed one year of study at their current institution and will complete remaining requirements at Northeastern.
(**see note below regarding course equivalency determination and links to progression requirements)

Prerequisites For Doctor of Pharmacy Program – Early Assurance Semester Hours Pre-requisites
General Chemistry I with Lab (required) 4
General Chemistry II with Lab (strongly recommended) 4
General Biology I with Lab (required) 4
General Biology II with Lab (strongly recommended) 4
Calculus or higher 4
Foundations of Psychology 4
College writing (equivalent to ENGW 1111) 4


** If you would like to see if a course you have taken has already been evaluated for equivalency by Northeastern University, please visit our equivalency data base.

Note: Students admitted as early-assurance students must successfully complete all required progression requirements in order to enter the P1 year. Please see the Northeastern catalogue for complete details (see Undergraduate Full-Time Day Programs Catalogue for the current academic year).

Due to the volume of applications and coursework received, we will evaluate equivalencies of coursework only after a student has been admitted to the program.


The Doctor of Pharmacy program provides a foundation of basic science and targeted liberal arts course work, a comprehensive, integrated professional course curriculum and extensive professional work experience that prepares students for work in a wide variety of pharmacy practice settings.

  • Program length will depend on your point of entry (see ‘Freshman’ and ‘Sophomore’) below
  • Students cannot be admitted directly into the first professional (P1) year via this admission pathway
  • Years P1-P4 are the Professional Curriculum