Program for Pre-Pharmacy
Requirements for admission to pharmacy school vary considerably between schools, with schools requiring anywhere from two years of prerequisite course work to having completed a bachelor's degree. Although a bachelor's degree is not required by most pharmacy schools, students should select a program of courses that not only include pre-pharmacy requirements, but also work toward a degree. Most pharmacy schools require the PCAT (pharmacy college admission test). The student should apply for admission to the pharmacy schools of choice approximately one year in advance of the date the student plans to enter pharmacy school. Specific requirements for several pharmacy schools are available in the office of the Pre-Professional Advisor.
The Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama requires a minimum of three years of coursework, which includes several upper division courses in Biology and/or Biomedical Sciences. Specific requirements can be found at the Auburn University web site http://pharmacy.auburn.edu or at the University of South Alabama web site http://www.southalabama.edu/departments/academicsuccess/pre-health/.