Wingate University School of Pharmacy opened its doors to applicants in 2002, with the charter class beginning its program of study in August 2003. The charter class graduated from Wingate University on May 12, 2007. The class size has been capped at 18 incoming students on our Hendersonville campus to assure special attention to every student. This year, 115 applications were received. The average entering science prerequisite grade point average for the class entering in August 2015 is 3.47 and the mean PCAT percentile score is 61. All Wingate University - Hendersonville campus pharmacy faculty members have made a commitment to excellence in the classroom; and all classes are taught by faculty possessing terminal doctoral degrees. No courses, discussions, case studies or laboratories are taught by graduate students or teaching assistants. There are nine (9) faculty members at the Hendersonville campus who are committed to excellence in didactic teaching, clinical training and mentoring.
The Wingate University School of Pharmacy - Hendersonville campus is fully accredited. The accrediting agency for schools of pharmacy is the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS). The campus is located in downtown Hendersonville, NC with close proximity to clinical training sites.
Wingate University School of Pharmacy intends to be nationally recognized as a leader in the education of pharmacists. It seeks to reach this goal by providing a student-centered environment that will facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, scholarly inquiry and service to the institution, the profession and the community.
The five salient qualities and expectations of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy graduate are:
(i) outstanding moral character
(ii) excellence in interpersonal communication skills
(iii) complete competence in pharmaceutical care
(iv) strong abilities in problem solving, and
(v) the highest professional commitment to the patient, the community, and the employer.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||61 - 67|
|General Chemistry I & II w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting***||8||12|
|Communications (public speaking, interpersonal communications, communications 101) **Traditional classroom setting**||3||4.5|
|Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||8||12|
|General Biology w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||4||6|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology (one course covering the whole body or a two (2) course progression) **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||3-8||4.5-12|
|Microbiology w/lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||4||6|
|Economics (Micro, Macro or General)||3||4.5|
|English (2 Composition classes or 1 Composition and 1 Literature class)||6||9|
|Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, Ethics, Foreign Language, Anthropology, History)||12||18|
|Physics w/lab **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||4||6|
Online classes are acceptable for general education requirements only. All science and communication/public speaking classes should be completed in the tradational classroom and lab setting.
Students must submit the supplemental application and a $25.00 application fee online (http://www.wingate-alumni.org/s/1354/index.aspx?sid=1354&pgid=402&gid=1&cid=1010&ecid=1010&post_id=0) to the School of Pharmacy. Applications will NOT be considered until the supplemental application and fee have been received. Please email a picture of yourself in JPEG format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Healthcare experience is not required but may be benificial during the interview process.
Prospective students who are identified as academically qualified will be invited to the School of Pharmacy for an on-site interview. Telephone interviews are not permitted. The interview day is an opportunity for you to learn about WUSOP - Hendersonville campus, as well as an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your interest in becoming a pharmacist. You will hear from the Regional Dean, current students, and faculty throughout the day. Multiple opportunities to ask questions to students, faculty and the Regional Dean are available. The interview day generally runs from 1pm to 4pm.
Your individual interview will last approximately 30 minutes. Two faculty members will meet with you where they will ask a series of questions. Since this is one of our best opportunities to learn who you are and what is motivating you to become a pharmacist, your opportunity to ask questions during this session is generally limited, however ample opportunities are available for questions.
If you are selected for admission into the School of Pharmacy, you will be notified by mail typically within a week of the interview.