South University has campuses in both Savannah, GA and Columbia, SC
The South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), is one of the few institutions nationwide to offer an innovative and accelerated program of study that allows students to obtain the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in three calendar years. This three-year program allows students to launch their careers earlier than students attending a traditional four-year program. Additionally, during their last year, students participate in clinical rotations at arranged sites throughout the United States. This affords students an opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge of the specific needs and requirements of pharmacy practice.
The School of Pharmacy program is delivered over 12 quarters of study that can be characterized by three distinct areas of focus. The first provides the scientific foundation of the practice of pharmacy with coursework focusing on the basic, biological and pharmaceutical sciences with introductory clinical aspects. The second area of focus begins when student pharmacists are exposed to the profession in two Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences; one in a Community practice setting and a second in an Institutional Practice Setting. The curriculum at this stage provides the clinical, professional and administrative underpinnings required for practice of the profession. The final quarters are utilized to provide the foundational clinical experiences that expose the student pharmacists to seven Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and a in a wide variety of required and elective five-week rotations arranged at sites across the United States. In addition, a one-week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience is included, which is completed on the student's home campus.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program offered through the School of Pharmacy is available at one of two South University campuses located in Columbia, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. Since the School of Pharmacy first launched its program, the faculty has continually developed innovative methods of delivery and focused on the development of the core professionalism of each student to produce graduates who are prepared for the current and future challenges in the practice of pharmacy. The curriculum at both campuses is delivered via two-way videoconferencing in which students, studying in two states, are exposed to the very best experience and expertise of each faculty member through live and individualized instruction.
A Pharm.D./MBA dual degree is also offered at both campus locations. The MBA program is completed one quarter after completion of the Pharm.D. degree.
The Savannah, Georgia, campus is located in the midtown area of the city adjacent to historic downtown Savannah, which is known for its squares and architecture. The city of Savannah is also known for mild seasons and temperate climate with access to Coastal Georgia’s beaches and waterways.
South University itself has a rich history in education dating back to 1899 in the Savannah, Georgia. Presently, graduate and undergraduate education is offered in a variety of programs in addition to Pharmacy including Nursing and Health Professions, in campuses located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Texas. The University also supports a vibrant community of online students with a system-wide enrollment of more than 16,000. South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of a diverse student population.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|English Literature (1)||3||5|
|English Composition (2)||3||5|
|General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory (3)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry I and II with Laboratory (3)||8||12|
|Anatomy and Physiology I and II (4)||6-8||9-12|
|History or American Government||3||5|
|Biology I and II with Laboratory (3)||8||12|
1. English, American, or World Literature are preferred to meet the Literature requirement.
2. One English Composition course is required. A second English Composition can be accepted in lieu of a Literature course at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Admissions.
3. These courses must include a “live” lab. Students with science courses taken prior to 2008-2009 will be required to retake one modern Biology and one modern Chemistry course to meet the prerequisite requirements.
4. A lab is recommended but not required for Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
5. A minimum of three semester hours should be in the humanities and the remainder should be in the social sciences, arts, or humanities. Substitutions may be approved at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Admissions.
The program prefers three letters of recommendation; however, two will be accepted.
The interview process involves a one hour orientation for all applicants. In the morning applicants are divided into multiple interview groups. They are given a timed writing assessment. Applicants have the opportunity to participate in a demonstration of the distance learning technology. While one group interviews with a team of two faculty members (one applicant and two faculty members), the other groups tour the building and are given the opportunity to speak to current students in the program. The afternoon session will include more program information and additional activities. The interview day typically is a day long program and lunch is provided.