Vision Statement

To provide premier pharmacy education where experiential learning is championed and interprofessional collaboration is fostered.

Mission Statement

Husson University School of Pharmacy educates and mentors current and future pharmacists in collaborative and supportive environments that promote student success and patient-centered care.


The Husson University School of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago IL, 60603; 312/644-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site

Admissions Policies

Completion of the following prerequisite courses (64 credits):

  • General Biology with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • General Chemistry with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Organic Chemistry with Labs; 2 semesters (8 credits)
  • Calculus: 1 semester (4 credits)
  • Statistics and Probability: 1 semester (3 credits)

In addition:

  • Submission of PharmCAS application (School Code = 159)
  • Submission of all college transcripts
  • Personal interview

AP/CLEP Credits

Applicants cannot use AP/CLEP credits to meet the science or math course work requirements. Students have the option of taking a more advanced course in the area for the same number of credits or more. For example, a student who has AP credit in Calculus 1 may take Calculus 1 or Calculus 2. The laboratory component must be taken with a laboratory-based course.

Credit Age Limit

College credits in the science and math prerequisites over five years old may not be considered in the application process. Students may be required to take refresher courses (e.g., Organic Chemistry I & II with Labs, Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Labs, Calculus, Statistics), especially if they have not had any recent coursework or work responsibilities in any one of these given areas.

Criminal Background Check

The nature of the post-graduate licensure as well as the potential placement in a variety of pharmacy practice setting requires all applicants answer questions related to past criminal complaints and convictions and once admitted submit to a criminal background check. An adverse criminal background check may affect admissions, progressions, and graduation.

Foreign Credits

Students may submit courses taken at foreign colleges/universities. The transcripts must be evaluated by a reputable service based in the United States. There is no guarantee that any or all courses will be accepted. Applicants who take course in Canada do not have to have their transcripts evaluated by such a service.

Guaranteed Admission

Husson students who are offered guaranteed admission must earn a 3.3 math/science GPA or greater and successfully pass any other admissions requirements (e.g., interview).

Minimum Application Requirements

In order to apply, an applicant must have successfully completed the majority of the Biology/Anatomy & Physiology (three-quarters), Chemistry (three-quarters) and Math (half) coursework prior to the application deadline.

Repeat Penalty

Applicants will be penalized for repeating science or math courses in which they earned a grade less than a C (2.0). These courses include Biology/Anatomy & Physiology, General/Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculus and Statistics. There is no penalty for withdrawing from a course. However a Withdrawal/Failing (WF) grade will be penalized as if it were a failing grade.


Applicants are required to submit official transcripts for all colleges attended prior to the application deadline. Husson students need not submit transcripts, unless they have taken a course elsewhere and have not submitted the transcript to Husson prior to making application to the School of Pharmacy.

Pre-Professional Phase

The minimum requirements to fulfill the course prerequisites in the pre-professional phase of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Husson University School of Pharmacy are listed below. Note: Chemistry, Biology and Math courses taken more than five (5) years ago are not routinely accepted for meeting requirements and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

General Biology with Labs8
General Chemistry with Labs8
Organic Chemistry with Labs8
Human Anatomy and Physiology with Labs8
Husson Pre-Professional Phase Courses
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 181Calculus with Applications4
SC 181Chemistry I3
SL 181Chemistry Lab I1
SC 182Chemistry II3
SL 182Chemistry Lab II1
SC 191General Biology I3
SL 191General Biology Lab I1
SC 192General Biology II3
SL 192General Biology Lab II1
SC 221Anatomy and Physiology I3
SL 221Anat/Physiology Lab I1
SC 222Anatomy and Physiology II3
SL 222Anatomy/Physiology Lab II1
SC 287Organic Chemistry I3
SL 287Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
SC 288Organic Chemistry II3
SL 288Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1

Three quarters of the Chemistry prerequisites need to be successfully completed prior to the application deadline.

Three quarters of the Biology/A&P prerequisites need to be successfully completed prior to the application deadline.

One of the two math prerequisites needs to be successfully completed prior to the application deadline.

Transfer Credit

Transfer guidelines from numerous undergraduate programs in the northeast and New Brunswick have been established and are posted on the website (

A student who has attended, or is currently attending, another college/school of pharmacy and who wishes to pursue pharmacy education at Husson University must:

  1. be in good academic standing at the college of origin and able to continue,
  2. submit transcripts of all college courses, and
  3. have the dean of the previous college/school attended provide a letter of recommendation directly to the Dean of the Husson University School of Pharmacy, One College Circle, Bangor ME 04401-2999. Space must be available in the appropriate class at Husson in order for the transfer to proceed.


Grade Grade-Point Average Range dependent on course
A 4.0 95-100
A- 3.7 90-94
B+ 3.3 87-89
B 3.0 83-86
B- 2.7 80-82
C+ 2.3 77-79
C 2.0 73-76
C- 1.7 70-72
D+ 1.3 67-69
D 1.0 63-66
D- 0.7 60-62
F 0 <60

HUSOP Academic Progressions and Dismissal Policy

Course Repetition, Progression, and Academic Probation

Academic Probation:

  • A student who must retake one or more professional phase courses will be placed on academic probation.
  • Students who are on academic probation must meet with the Assistant or Associate Dean of Student Affairs to develop a plan to retake course(s) and to discuss issues regarding the student’s performance, resources available, and consequences of earning further unsatisfactory grades.
  • Students on academic probation are not permitted to serve in any student leadership position or on HUSOP committees. In addition, students on academic probation will not be granted permission to miss class time in order to attend outside school sanctioned events (e.g. conferences, etc.).
  • Students who have successfully remediated their course(s) will be removed from academic probation.

Course Repetition and Progressions:

  • A student must meet the following progressions criteria in order to proceed to the next academic year:  Successfully complete all courses for the professional program with a C or higher; Successfully complete the required core courses and practice experiences with a minimum annual GPA of 2.00.
  • A student will not be allowed to repeat a course for which a grade equal to or greater than a C (2.0) has been earned.

Academic Dismissal
A student shall be academically dismissed from the School of Pharmacy whenever one or more of the following conditions are met:   

  • More than 2 course grades of C- or lower in the professional program; 
  • Failure to graduate within 6 years from matriculation date into the professional program.

Dismissal Appeal:
Students who are dismissed from the School of Pharmacy for academic reasons may appeal in writing to the Dean of the School of Pharmacy as per the instructions in the letter of dismissal.


Upon completion of the specified requirements, the Doctor of Pharmacy degree will be awarded. Candidates for this degree must:

  • Successfully complete all courses contained in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0;

Financial Aid

The School of Pharmacy has limited scholarship programs at this time. The school will determine the recipients of the awards utilizing the criteria specified by each donor.

Programmatic Outcomes

Students will demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge in the areas of Interprofessional practice, and the Practice of Care.

Students will demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge in Biomedical Sciences

Students will demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Students will demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge in Social/Behavioral /Administrative sciences.

Students will demonstrate proficient skills and knowledge in Clinical Sciences.