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Early Assurance for Belmont Freshmen

A special opportunity for Belmont undergraduates interested in a career in pharmacy . . .

Incoming freshmen who choose pre-pharmacy at Belmont University would be eligible for Early Assurance to the PharmD program by meeting program requirements as outlined below.   

Entry Requirements to the Early Assurance Program
  • Minimum 26 ACT (or 1150 SAT) and 3.5 high school GPA
  • Apply for admission to Belmont University as a freshman student
  • Indicate interest in the Early Assurance Program by emailing pharmacy@belmont.edu following submission of the Belmont undergraduate application.
  • Complete a successful interview with the College of Pharmacy during a Belmont Preview Day or other visit to campus
  • Enroll at Belmont University

Belmont Pre-Pharmacy Requirements for Early Assurance to the PharmD Program
  • Complete all math and science prerequisites at Belmont University*
  • Complete all prerequisites (listed below) for the PharmD program with a minimum grade of “C” or better in each course and a GPA of 3.0 or better in all of these courses combined
  • Achieve a math and science GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student
  • Achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher as a pre-pharmacy student
  • Apply for Early Decision to the PharmD program at Belmont University by September 1, one year prior to intended enrollment
  • Complete a successful interview for Early Decision to the PharmD program
        * Advanced Placement (AP) credit(s) accepted by Belmont University meet this requirement.
          Math and science prerequisites completed at other regionally accredited post-secondary institutions may be
          allowed but must have prior approval from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Pharmacy.

Early Assurance Benefits
  • Solid liberal arts program as a pre-pharmacy student at Belmont University
  • Admission to the PharmD program is guaranteed if all Pre-Pharmacy Requirements for Early Assurance are achieved*
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is waived for students who apply and complete the acceptance process through the early assurance program
  • Academic merit scholarships awarded as an incoming freshman may continue for a total of four years of pre-pharmacy/PharmD study, if eligibility requirements continue to be met
  • A faculty member from the College of Pharmacy will serve as academic advisor during the time as a pre-pharmacy student
  • Preferred access to available volunteer/shadowing opportunities with College of Pharmacy faculty, such as medical mission trips and observation in the University Pharmacy
  • Opportunity to join student pharmacy organizations
  • Open invitation to lectures, seminars and other special events sponsored by the College of Pharmacy
        * Students who do not achieve all requirements remain eligible to apply for admission to the PharmD program
           at Belmont University without guaranteed admission.


PharmD Prerequisites (Courses Recommended for Belmont Undergraduates)
  • 1st Biology (BIO 1110 – 4 credits)
  • 2nd Biology (BIO 1120 or 2120 – 4 credits)
  • General Chemistry I (CEM 1610 – 4 credits)
  • General Chemistry II (CEM 1620 – 4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CEM 2810 – 4 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CEM 2820 – 4 credits)
  • Physics (PHY 1110 – 4 credits)
  • Calculus (MTH 1210 – 4 credits)
  • Statistics (MTH 1151 – 3 credits)
  • 1st Writing (ENG 1010 – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Writing (GND 1015 – 3 credits)
  • 1st Communication Skills (COM 1100 – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Communication Skills (COM 1930,2020,2200,2230,2340 or ENG 3010 or ENW 2015-3580 – 3 credits)
  • 1st Behavioral or Social Science (from psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), sociology, history political science, communication theory, anthropology, minority studies or global issues – 3 credits)
  • 2nd Behavioral or Social Science (from psychology (recommended), economics (recommended), sociology, history political science, communication theory, anthropology, minority studies or global issues – 3 credits)
  • Humanities (ENL 2000-4380, HUM 1000-3500, or other appropriate course from fine arts, philosophy, ethics or foreign culture – 3 credits)
  • Religion (REL 1010 or 1020 – 3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)


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