Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree course, a candidate must satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the University.  In addition, the following requirements apply to the Faculty of Pharmacy:

100 level

Candidate must pass English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology at credit level in the West African School Certificate (WASC), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent at not more than two sittings.

200 level (Direct Entry)

In addition to the requirements above, candidates must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Hons) from a recognized university in chemistry or the biological sciences or have passed Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Zoology at the Advanced level (GCE) or H.S.C. at not more than two sittings.  Candidates who passed Botany in lieu of Biology or Zoology may be considered for admission.  A pass in Mathematics or Statistics at Advanced Level may be accepted in lieu of Physics.  A pass at the H.S.C. General Paper may be accepted in lieu of credit in English Language at the Ordinary Level G.C.E. or WASC/SSCE.

Degree Requirements

Candidates admitted to the PharmD degree course must:

  1. Follow an approved course of study for a minimum of six academic sessions (for those admitted to 100 level) or five academic sessions (for those admitted to 200 level); pharmacy undergraduates of other universities with qualifications approved by the Senate may be permitted to complete the requirements for graduation in the faculty over a period of not less than three academic sessions subsequent to matriculation;
  2. Comply with such other regulations and requirements as may be prescribed.

All candidates are normally required to attend a minimum of 75% of each prescribed course.