Pharmacy Fast Track

3+4: An Accelerated Track to Your PharmD Degree

A joint pathway of NYSCAS of and Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP), the pharmacy fast track allows you to earn a bachelor's and a PharmD degree in less time, at lower cost.

• Thirty credits of graduate-level courses count towards both the Bachelor’s and PharmD degrees
• Shorten the time and expense towards earning your PharmD degree


  1. Minimum cumulative and science GPA: 3.0
  2. Applicants are required to have taken the PCAT exam within the last two years
  3. Candidates are required to submit three letters of recommendation:
    • One from a healthcare professional
    • One from a science professor from whom you earned a grade
    • One from the Pre-health Advisor
  4. Applicants must submit a PharmCAS application and participate in the TCOP Interview Day process
  5. Completed prerequisite coursework. At the time of enrollment at TCOP you will are required to have completed a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits. They must include these prerequisite courses:
    • Biology with lab (8 credits)
    • General chemistry with lab (8 credits)
    • Organic chemistry with lab (8 credits)
    • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
    • Human anatomy with lab AND Physiology with lab (EACH 4 credits, total 8 credits) OR Anatomy and Physiology I AND II, each with lab (EACH 4 credits, total 8 credits)
      Physics with lab (4 credits)
    • Biochemistry (3 credits)
    • Calculus (3 credits)
    • Economics (micro, macro or general accepted) (3 credits)
    • English Composition (3 credits)
    • English Oral Communication/Public Speaking/Speech (3 credits)
    • Humanities (6 credits of English Literature/History, Philosophy, Ethics)
    • Social/Behavioral Science (6 credits of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology)


Sophia Volfson
Director of Advisement and Counseling, NYSCAS
212.463.0400 x55509

Heidi Fuchs
Assistant Dean for Enrollment & Admissions Management, TCOP