Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy embraces our mission to provide an educational environment characterized by academic excellence and Christian faith, where students are prepared to optimize patient medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate practice. The College of Pharmacy is dedicated to educating student pharmacists who demonstrate values consistent with our mission through their compassion, care, trust and research.
The goal of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy curriculum supports the College’s mission to provide an educational experience that demands academic excellence in the classroom and the practice setting coupled with an ongoing demonstration of Christian values. Through a combination of educational experiences ranging from basic science coursework to direct patient interactions, these curricular experiences will prepare student pharmacists to:
In supporting the College’s mission, we envision our graduates:
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry I with lab||4||6|
|General Chemistry II with lab||4||6|
|Economics (micro or macro)||3||4.5|
|Social Science Electives||6||9|
|Organic Chemistry I with lab||4||6|
|Organic Chemistry II with lab||4||6|
|Physics I with lab||4||6|
|Biology with lab||8||12|
|English Composition I||3||4.5|
|English Composition II||3||4.5|
The pre-pharmacy education will require a minimum of two years study. Required pre-pharmacy courses should be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to desired enrollment; however, coursework may be in progress or planned at the time of application without it negatively impacting the application. If an applicant has not completed all required pre-pharmacy coursework prior to submitting the application, a proposed plan for completion is required as part of the application process.
Applicants must achieve of a grade of “C” or higher for each required pre-pharmacy course. A cumulative academic grade point average (GPA) of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for all coursework.
To learn more about the prerequisite requirements and see details for preferred courses and course content, please visit the Admissions Requirements page of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy website at http://www.lipscomb.edu/pharmstudents/Pre-Pharmacy-Prerequisites
A supplemental application is required and is available on the College of Pharmacy website at http://pharmstudents.lipscomb.edu/page.asp?SID=197&Page=9152
One letter of recommendation is required from your pre-health committee. In the event that your institution does not have a committee, two academic letters of recommendation will be accepted as a substitution. For details: http://pharmacy.lipscomb.edu
Competitive applicants will be invited to campus for a scheduled interview with members of the Admissions Committee. Interview candidates meet with two to three members of the admissions committee for a personal interview. Members of the committee will not have access to academic transcripts or test scores at the time of the interview. They will be seeking to get to know each interviewee as an individual to learn the motivations, goals and expectations that influence each candidate. A collective decision is made by the admissions committee regarding each interview candidate. Interview days generally begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 2:00 p.m. Interviewees should expect to participate in the interview, writing assignment and campus tour. Additional activities will be planned to broaden candidates knowledge of the program, faculty and student pharmacists.