Florida A&M University
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • 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 
      • Email: pharmacy.rx@famu.edu 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

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

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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:  
      • Details:  
    • 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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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).

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 250
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 180
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 180
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: 
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 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)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 35
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 65
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.28
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 19-43
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 3:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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 2018 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


    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
      • Details: 
      • 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.

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        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: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • 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.

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • 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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

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

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • 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? No
      • Amount: 
      • Due: 
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • Details: 
      • Details: 
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No
      • Details: