Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy is recognized nationally for its outstanding contributions to health sciences in the areas of teaching, service and research. The College is located on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, Georgia. With an enrollment of over 600 students, the College attracts students from throughout the nation, as well as from countries around the world. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report's latest pharmacy program rankings placed Mercer’s program as one of the nation’s top 5 private pharmacy programs. A distinguished faculty provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning in didactic and experiential settings.
The College also offers a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and two combined degree programs (PharmD/MBA and PharmD/PhD). Mercer also offers unique programs for fourth year students through the Indian Health Service, the International Pharmacy Program, Global Missions, an Advanced Clinical Track, and Certificates in Academic Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy Ownership, Compounding, Diabetes Care, Geriatrics, Leadership, Medication Therapy Management, and Immunization Delivery.
The College of Pharmacy prepares its graduates to effectively contribute to and improve health care through excellence in patient-centered care and research. Caring and responsive faculty and administrators provide an environment that fosters innovation, creativity, the pursuit of intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Please visit the College of Pharmacy's web site at: http://pharmacy.mercer.edu for additional details.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry (two courses with labs)|
|Organic Chemistry (two courses with labs)|
|Biochemistry (one course, lab optional)|
|General Biology (two courses with labs)|
|Anatomy and Physiology (two courses with labs)|
|Microbiology (one course with lab)|
|Physics (one course with lab)|
|Calculus (one course)|
|Statistics (one course)|
|English Composition (two courses)|
|Economics (one course, macro or micro)|
|Speech (one course)|
|Humanities electives (two courses)|
|Social / Behavioral Science electives (two courses)|
|Cultural Diversity elective (one course)|
|Other electives to total 90 semester hours|
All pre-pharmacy course requirements must be completed in a timely manner that allows for a final official transcript to be received prior to Orientation.
All science courses (except Biochemistry), must include a laboratory with each lecture and must be majors courses. Non-majors courses will not fulfill the requirement. General Biology courses can be fulfilled with courses in genetics, cellular biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, or zoology.
English Composition requirements can be fulfilled with courses designated as Writing Intensive.
The speech requirement can be fulfilled with a course in public speaking, interpersonal communication, or intercultural communication; it cannot be fulfilled by journalism/media, debate, or seminar courses.
The economics requirement must be fulfilled with either a macroeconomics or microeconomics course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take both macroeconomics and microeconomics courses (at least one course is required).
Humanities courses may be chosen from one or more of these areas: art, foreign language, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, or theatre.
Social / Behavioral Science electives may be chosen from one or more of the following areas: accounting, anthropology, business, economics, geography, health, history, management, political science, psychology, or sociology.
At least one elective course must focus on cultural diversity. Examples of courses that fulfill this prerequisite are: sociology, cultural anthropology, cultural geography, intercultural communications, world literature, world religions, gender studies, cultural studies in specific languages (e.g., Spanish).
Applicants are encouraged to take the following courses to further prepare them for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program: Behavioral Psychology, Ethics, Genetics, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Medical Terminology.
Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need assistance identifying courses at your college/university that fulfill these courses.
Supplemental Application is required from all applicants and must be submitted online (http://pharmacy.mercer.edu/admissions/pharmdsuppapp.cfm). No paper copies will be accepted.
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting TOEFL scores to PharmCAS as part of their application. Non-native English speakers can also provide proof of English language proficiency by providing proof via English Composition / Writing Intensive and Public Speaking courses they have successfully completed at a regionally-accredited college/university in the U.S.
Two letters of reference are required, with preference for letters that attest to your academic and professional attributes (e.g., college-level professors/advisors and pharmacists/supervisors).
Interview process takes three hours to complete and provides an overview of the University, College, and Doctor of Pharmacy degree program; as well as information about curriculum, financial aid, housing, special programs, internships. Tours are included. For more information on interview preparation, please use this link: http://pharmacy.mercer.edu/admissions/interview.cfm.