Our department offers a program of study to meet pharmacy school requirements.
There are four Schools of Pharmacy in the State of Georgia -- the School of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia in Athens, Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy in Gwinnett and South University College of Pharmacy in Savannah. All schools require at a minimum completion of a two-year pre-pharmacy curriculum, 60 semester hours, (Mercer is a 90 hour requirement) and the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).
The pre-pharmacy requirements are:
University of Georgia
School of Pharmacy
|Armstrong Atlantic State University|
|General Chemistry||2 Semesters||CHEM 1211/1212|
|General Biology||2 Semesters||BIOL 1107/1108|
|Calculus||1 Semester||MATH 1161|
|Statistics||1 Semester||MATH 2200|
|Organic Chemistry||2 Semesters||CHEM 2101/2102|
|English Composition||2 Semesters||ENGL 1101/1102|
|Speech||1 Semester||COMM 2280 or 3050|
|Political Science||1 Semester||POLS 1100|
|American History||1 Semester||HIST 2111 or 2112|
|Economics||1 Semester||ECON 2105 or 2106|
|Physical Education||1 Semester hour|
|World Language/Culture elective||3 Semesters|
|Total 60 Semester Hours|
Note: The requirements for Mercer are similar except that Physics is required instead of Statistics. The requirements for South include Literature, one semester of Physics, and two semesters of Anatomy & Physiology.
During the Fall semester of the second pre-pharmacy year, the student should apply for admission to pharmacy school and take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program requires 3 years at South University and 4 years at UGA and Mercer (with summers off). In addition to earning the Pharm. D. degree, the candidate must complete a 1500 hour internship and pass the National and Georgia State Board of Pharmacy exams to practice pharmacy in this state.
For more information contact the pre-pharmacy advisors, Ms. Suzy Carpenter, Dr. Richard Wallace or Dr.Todd Hizer, in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Armstrong Atlantic State University.