In academic year 2014-15 the Texas A&M Health Science Center Rangel College of Pharmacy plans to admit 120 students, including about 33 students to the Bryan-College Station campus, pending approval.
The Admissions-Supplemental Application is available at http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/prospective/. Note that the October and November PCAT score will be accepted for admissions consideration.
The curriculum of the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy (HSC-COP) is designed to provide the student with the foundation to be a general practitioner who possesses the core knowledge and skills needed for the provision of pharmaceutical care. The minimum total instructional time for the curriculum requires six academic years: two years of college-level pre-pharmacy followed by four years in the College of Pharmacy.
The Pre-Pharmacy course requirements consist of a minimum of two years of college credit. However, the number of students gaining acceptance to Colleges of Pharmacy that complete a baccalaureate degree prior to entry is growing rapidly as the general applicant pool to all schools in Texas becomes more competitive every year. The applicant will be evaluated on the quality of overall academic performance, recommendation forms, and interview. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is also required.
Students seeking admission to the College of Pharmacy must demonstrate the completion of a minimum of 72 semester credit hours (SCH) of proposed pre-pharmacy course work in general education and in the basic physical and biological sciences. For a complete listing of the current pre-pharmacy curriculum in the College of Pharmacy, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/curriculum/prepharm.html.
All prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed prior to entering the Pharmacy Program. Prerequisites may be taken at a 4-year and/or 2-year regionally accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants who have earned coursework five or more calendar years prior to applying to the College of Pharmacy, but who have not earned a bachelor’s degree, must retake the prerequisites to be considered for admission.
To determine if you have completed or if you are in the process of completing the College’s Program prerequisites based on core curriculum or bachelor’s degree completion, visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/prospective/course-equivalencies.html. If your institution is not listed, visit http://www.tccns.org/ and compare your coursework to courses offered at Texas A&M University. For additional information, you may e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact an admissions counselor at (361) 221-0648. Note that course substitutions are not permitted.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum
The College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy program, leading to the Pharm.D. degree. The students enrolled in this program are exposed to a core professional curriculum including the biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social, behavioral, and administrative pharmacy sciences, and pharmacy practice. The curriculum, which is offered through 146 semester credit hours (SCH), is organized in such a way that the student progresses through the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences didactic and laboratory course work into summative experiential rotations. This total includes 102 SCH of the Core Curriculum (required courses), six (6) hours of elective classes, and thirty-six (36) SCH of clinical-experiential activities including two (2) hours of Pharmacy Grand Rounds. The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted exclusively to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Pharmacy Grand Rounds, where the knowledge gained and skills developed in the first three years are greatly enhanced and expanded. The primary goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive pharmacy education in a stimulating environment to prepare students for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring, ethical professionals dedicated to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care.
For a complete listing of the current Pharm.D. Program curriculum, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/curriculum/pharmd.html.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||72 - 75||108 - 112.5|
|English Composition I & II||6||9|
|General Biology I & II /Labs||8||12|
|College Physics I /Lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry I & II /Labs||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry I & II /Labs||8||12|
|Molecular Biology / Genetics||3-4||4.5-6|
|Art, Music, Theater, other Visual or Performing Arts||3||4.5|
|Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Language/Literature, Anthropology, Geography, or Cultural Studies||4-6||6-9|
|Sociology, Psychology, Economics or Computer Science||3||1.5|
|History, U.S. and Texas||6||9|
|Political Science, U.S. and Texas||6||9|
A Supplemental Application may be completed and submitted on-line at https://bamf.tamhsc.edu/2/.
A $100 non-refundable Supplemental Application fee application payment is submitted online.
Note that the Supplemental Application does not take the place of the required PharmCAS Application, both of which must be completed and submitted by the deadline.
After reviewing the information below, to learn more about admissions, pre-requisites, and program requirements, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/ and click on Future Students.
The completed PharmCAS Letter of Reference (LOR), once completed by your reference, must be submitted directly to PharmCAS as a part of the application process.
The interview is an additional opportunity for students to demonstrate their capabilities and skills and greatly aids in selecting the best-qualified applicants.
On the day of the interview, a student is asked to report to TAMHSC-Rangel College of Pharmacy Building at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled interview time, where an introduction to the process and instructions are provided for that day. The process consists of oral and written components and lasts approximately two hours. After completion of the interview process, an opportunity is provided to ask questions about the program.
A student is required to provide an official, valid photo ID. Since this is a formal interview, a student is required to dress accordingly. For additional information and preparation tips for the interview, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/prospective/interview.html.