Welcome to South College School of Pharmacy! We offer an accelerated three-year Pharm.D.
South College is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian academic institution that has been part of the fabric of Knoxville since 1882. We embrace the higher education mission of teaching, scholarly contribution, and service. Consistant with its long history, South College places primary emphasis on providing quality undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of diverse student body. A major strength is our small college environment where individualized attention to student need is provided with a focus on growth, direction, and excellence.
Consistant with the history of South College, the School of Pharmacy Mission is to educate pharmacy students to be highly qualified pharmacy practitioners who will provide competent pharmacy care with advocacy and compassion in order to meet the healthcare needs of individuals and diverse population. In support of this Mission we provide an environment that fosters excellence among pharmacy students and faculty.
The School of Pharmacy campus is in West Knoxville that is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms and advanced instructional technology tools. Our faculty members are nationally recognized experts in teaching, research and practicing pharmacy. Also supporting our success is the Knoxville area and its robust healthcare institutions and pharmacies where students learn alongside dedicated healthcare professionals.
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|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology with Lab||8||12|
|Anatomy and Physiology with Lab||8||12|
|Electives in Humanities*||9||12|
|Electives in Social/Behavior Sciences*||6||8|
|General Chemistry with Lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with Lab||8||12|
|Microbiology with Lab||4||6|
|Physics with Lab||4||6|
There are 3 required health and immunization forms required as part of matriculation that are found under health and immunization on the School of Pharmacy website.
Working as a pharmacy technician is not required but strongly recommended.
F-1 Visa only. School does not accept WES and only accepts coursework taken at a US regionally accredited university or college.
If selected the applicant must participate (at the applicant’s expense) in an on-campus interview with representatives of the Admissions Committee of the South College School of Pharmacy. Only those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission will be granted an invitation to interview, and the interview is not an indication that the applicant will be accepted. Invitations to interview will be determined by the Executive Associate Dean and the Admissions Committee. The process for extending invitations to interview will be from those applicants judged most qualified (based on cumulative grade point average, PCAT score and other measures) to those judged less qualified until the class is admitted. A result of this process is that some applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission may not be extended an invitation to interview. Whether a particular applicant will be invited to interview will be affected by how a particular applicant compares to the other applicants in the pool in each annual admissions cycle.