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 nearly 600 students, the College attracts students from throughout the nation and state, 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 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 Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and two combined degree programs (Pharm.D./MBA and Pharm.D./Ph.D.). 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 provide excellent pharmaceutical care, assuring the safe and effective use of medications for the patient and society. Caring and responsive faculty and administators 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 should be fulfilled with a public speaking course.
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, computer science, 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: cultural anthropology, cultural geography, world literature, world religions, women and 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 are strongly encouraged to seek out and engage in opportunities (shadow, volunteer, or work experiences) that provide them with insight into pharmacy practice.
Course-by-course evaluation reports must be submitted to PharmCAS from the following agencies: World Education Services (preferred agency), Josef Silney & Associates, Inc., or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
At least two letters of reference must be submitted to PharmCAS.