Florida A&M University

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Mr. Anthony Norton

Office of Student Services

1415 S. MLK Jr. BLVD
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Phone (Work): 850-599-3016

Phone (Fax): 850-412-7668


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Application Deadline(s) - For non-PharmCAS participating schools only: 02/01/2018

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Alternative enrollment options available
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences welcomes applications from qualified applicants into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

Graduates of the PharmD program will be eligible for licensure as a registered pharmacist upon graduation. The curriculum has been designed to produce pharmacists qualified to assume practice and leadership roles within the profession. Specific emphasis has been placed on students taking classes in the basic sciences (including basic pharmaceutical sciences), mathematics, biomedical and social sciences. The curriculum of the College has been approved and fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The admissions process for the College of Pharmacy is selective with limited enrollment. Although the required GPA for the professional program is a minimum of 2.75, a variety of other factors are considered. The goal is to produce a well-rounded general pharmacy practitioner who can think critically, work effectively in health-care settings and has the desire to provide care to all patients.

Admission into the professional program at the first professional year is either in Tallahassee (main campus) or in Crestview, Florida. Lectures will be provided to students at the main campus and simultaneously delivered through synchronous technology to the student at Crestview in real time.

Students may enter as transfers and will complete a supplemental application for transfer students in addition to the application from the university. Progression students will complete progression applications only.

For more information please visit our website (www.pharmacy.famu.edu).

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 250
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 180
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 180
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class:
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 35
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 65
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.28
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-43
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 72
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Spring 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
General Biology I & II w/Lab 8 Anatomy & Physiology I & II w/Lab 8 General Chemistry I & II w/Lab 8 Organic Chemistry I & II w/Lab 8 Freshman Communication I & II 6 MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus 4 MAC 2311 Calculus 4 PHY 2053 Physics I & II w/Lab 8  18   

Additional Information

All biology, chemistry and anatomy & physiology courses must be for biology/premed or chemistry majors and include a laboratoy component. 

Preferred list of Courses


PHI 2010 Intro to Philosophy * (3)

PHI 2101 Intro to Logic (3)

PHI 3601 Ethics (3)


Social Science

ECO 2013 Principles of Economics I (3)

ECO 2023 Principles of Economics II (3)

PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology (3)

SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology (3)


General Ed

AFA 2000 Intro to Afro-American Studies* or AFA 3104 Afro-American Experience* or AMH 2091 Afro-American History* (3)

HSC 1100 Health Modern Living (3)

SPC 2600 Public Speaking (3)

STA 2023 Intro. to Prob. & Statistics I (3)


* Required Course


AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

For information about our application process please go to www.pharmacy.famu.edu and click on the Office of Student Services tab.

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?



the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required in order to apply to the College of Pharmacy

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? directly to the school
Institution Specific Details:

Three (3) letters of recommendation and evaluation forms are required. To include one from a pharmacist, a professor, and another qualified professional who is familiar with you and can determine your likelihood for success in a Doctor of Pharmacy program. (Please note: Letters from peers or relatives are unacceptable.) o If you have attended a school or college of pharmacy, you must submit a letter of recommendation mailed directly from the dean of the school/college of pharmacy indicating your academic status.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Pharmacist


  • Employer
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor


Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants?
When is the response to the acceptance offer due?
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


New Student Orientation Information:
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No