To be eligible for admission consideration into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, candidates must:

  1. have obtained a cumulative university average of at least 70% (equivalent to a ‘B-’ at the University of Toronto)
  2. have successfully completed all prerequisite courses. Please note that normally at least two years of university study is required to complete all prerequisite courses.

All required courses must be completed by the end of April 2020 (i.e. end of the second term of the 2019-20 academic year) to ensure the final grades will be reported to our office no later than the final transcript deadline of May 29, 2020. 

Summer courses taken in the same year for which you are applying cannot be considered as the grades are issued after the final transcript deadline. 

Required Courses

The following list identifies all prerequisite subjects and provides examples of University of Toronto downtown campus courses that meet these criteria. To see a list of acceptable courses from all Ontario universities and a select number of other Canadian universities, view our Acceptable Courses at Canadian Universities page. 

Please ensure you refer to the PharmD Application Handbook for important additional information about subject requirements. The Handbook is available for download at the bottom of this page. 

Subject Requirements for September 2020


Minimum of two terms/semesters
Introductory Biology (BIO120H + BIO130H or former BIO150Y at University of Toronto)

Introductory Chemistry

Minimum of one to two terms/semesters, plus labs*
Equivalent to CHM135H1 (or former 139H1) at University of Toronto
*Refer to Important details related to the Chemistry subject requirements in the ‘Additional Information About Subject Requirements‘ section.

Organic Chemistry

Minimum of two terms/semesters plus labs
Equivalent to CHM136H1 (or former 138H1) + CHM247H at University of Toronto

Physical Chemistry

Must be a second or upper-year course
Minimum of one term/semester*
Equivalent to CHM220H at University of Toronto


Minimum of one term/semester
Equivalent to BCH242Y or BCH210H at University of Toronto

Human Physiology

Minimum of one to two terms/semesters in Human Physiology
PSL201Y1 or PSL300H1 + 301H 


Minimum of two terms/semesters
Equivalent to MAT135H1 plus MAT136H1 or former MAT135Y1 at University of Toronto


Minimum of one term/semester
Equivalent to STA220H at University of Toronto

Humanities or
Social Science

Minimum of two terms/semesters Wide selection of Humanities (e.g. Classics, History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, etc.) and Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Political Science, Introductory Psychology, Sociology, etc.) courses. Language courses are not acceptable in fulfillment of this requirement.



Minimum of one term/semester

Wide selection of English Literature/Composition courses are acceptable. 


High school –  Grade 12 (SPH4U or equivalent)
(OR two terms/semesters at university)