University Transfer

Dentistry, Pharmacy & Vet Med - Pharmacy Transfer Routes

CAMPUS:Lloydminster Campus
ACCREDITATION:Credits Towards a Degree
Becoming a licensed pharmacist in Canada is more than completing a degree.
  • The program must be accredited.
  • You must pass the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada’s exam.
  • You must complete practical experience through an internship program.
You can’t get into a pharmacy program right out of high school, so you need to take at least one year (30 credits) of university courses.
Whether you come from Lakeland, or from inside the particular university, you will go through a competitive admission process.
There are a limited number of seats at each university. If you don’t get in the first time you apply, you should try again. Stats show you why.
U of S pharmacy entry stats of successful applicants for fall 2017:
  • 182 applications for 90 spots
  • Fully qualified applications 94
  • 76 seats were for Saskatchewan residents 
  • For the previous bachelor degree (2014-15) applicants had completed between 1 and 6 years of university, admission averages were between 70.92% and 94.04% and applicants ranged in age between 20 and 37.
U of A - Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

You need to know

  • U of A is moving to the PharmD degree for Fall 2018. It includes coursework and practical experience.
  • Minimum admission requirements are 60 credits of university courses including cell biology (3), biochemistry (3), general chemistry (6), organic chemistry (6), English (6), mathematics (3), microbiology (3), statistics (3) and electives (27).
  • There are 130 pharmacy seats at U of A
  • The application process includes:
    1. the application form
    2. a letter of intent (by March 1 for fall admission)
    3. a consultation form after speaking in person with a pharmacist
    4. your transcripts
  • You don’t have to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
  • Your GPA needs to be 3.5 or higher if you are from Alberta, or 3.7 higher if you from outside Alberta
  • March 1 is the deadline for your application, letter of intent and pharmacist consultation form.
  • June 15 is the deadline for final transcripts. 
Check of the U of A pharmacy FAQ

Courses at Lakeland

  • You may take up to 60 credits at Lakeland College before transferring to the U of A.
  • You should choose a maximum of five courses per semester.
  • required courses Year 1 are ENGL 112, BIOL 107, CHEM 101, CHEM 102, MATH 113, STAT 151
  • BIOL 108 is recommended as a 1st year science elective
  • 2 courses (6 credits) of electives
  • required courses Year 2 are MICRB 265, BIOCH 200, CHEM 161, CHEM 263
  • recommended science electives for 2nd year BIOL 207 & BIOL 208
  • 4 courses (12 credits) of electives. Choose your electives based on a second choice program.
USask - Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

You need to know

  • The PharmD degree replaced the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program in September 2017
  • You may take 30 credits (1 year) at Lakeland College and then transfer to the U of S to complete the rest of your requirements. You need 60 credits to apply to the pharmacy program.
  • You academic record is 60% of the selection criteria. 30% is a test of your critical skills {an essay] and 10% is on a personal video interview.  Test samples are available online.
  • You apply online and the application should be live in early November
  • Feb 15 is the deadline to apply.
  • All of your transcripts much be sent by June 1.

Courses at Lakeland

  • required courses ENGL 112, BIOL 107 & 108, CHEM 101, MATH 113, NUTR 110
  • recommended elective CHEM 102
  • 2 social science electives from psychology, sociology and native studies
Note: Completion of university transfer courses doesn't guarantee you admission to degree programs at universities.
  • You must also meet all the admission requirements of the degree-granting institution. This may include appropriate high school courses and averages.
  • Admission is competitive. There may be quotas for number of students admitted to the degree program at the receiving institution.
  • Some receiving institutions specify a minimum grade for transfer credit.
  • If you change a program or receiving institution, be aware that there may not be room in the new program.
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Agribusiness Class of 2006

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Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

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– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

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– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

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– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

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I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

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At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree