PRIMARY ADVISER: VICKY ELLIS (ext. 2856)
PROGRAM GOAL: This program is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in pharmacy. Students are expected to complete the A.A. degree at a community college or university before applying for admission to the particular college of pharmacy. Three universities in Florida offer degrees in pharmacy: FAMU, UF, and SECOP (private). Currently, these universities offer both B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees; however, the trend is towards eliminating the B.S. in Pharmacy and offering the doctorate only. It is expected that the Pharm.D. degree will be the entry-level degree for employment in the near future. Pharmacy programs are highly competitive. Most schools have 110-120 applicant slots, but receive in excess of 500 applications, a number that is increasing yearly. Applicants to pharmacy school are expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.2; however, a higher GPA is necessary for an applicant to be competitive. Those pharmacy schools requiring the PCAT (Pharmacy College Aptitude Test) generally consider a competitive score to be the 85th percentile or better. It is very important to stay in close contact with the academic adviser to plan the curriculum and to address other factors affecting admission.
The University of Florida's School of Pharmacy has added the BSC 2085-2086 (with labs) sequence and public speaking to the following courses as pre-admissions requirements.
For the following courses, students have several options to meet the needed requirement. See page 38 for the potential courses.
+Prerequisites required. See course descriptions in catalog.