Union University

College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Stephen Hauss
Director of Pharmacy Admissions and Recruitment

Providence Hall

1050 Union University Drive
BOX 1802
Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

Phone (Work): 731-661-5979

Phone (Fax): 731-661-5982


Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: March 1, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates


Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • Early Assurance
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The mission of the Union University College of Pharmacy is to develop compassionate, comprehensively trained practitioners who are equipped to meet the immediate and future demands of pharmaceutical science and patient care in an ever changing health care environment. The vision of the Union University College of Pharmacy is to:

provide a Christ-centered environment that focuses on the intellectual, spiritual, and moral development of students in committing themselves to the service and needs of society
promote an excellence-driven academic culture that instills knowledge and advances understanding of biomedical, pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/ administrative, and clinical sciences
develop pharmacy students as practitioners who are people-focused in providing optimum, interdisciplinary care based on evidence and best-practice standards
support an academic environment that fosters the future-directed growth of students and faculty as it relates to education, practice, research, and scholarship initiatives
The vision for Union University's College of Pharmacy is established in congruence with the University's core values (Christ-centered, excellence-driven, people-focused, and future-directed) and the standards found in the 2006 Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) Future Vision of Pharmacy Practice vision statement noted in the Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for the Professional Program in Pharmacy Leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

We invite you to take a moment to learn more about why our program is distinctly different:

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 120
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 60
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 60
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 15
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: N/A
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.5
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: N/A
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 40%
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 35%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 65%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.3
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-29
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 8:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 61
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 93
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 61  93 
General Chemistry I & II  12 
Humanities/ Social Science Electives   12 
Organic Chemistry I & II   12 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II   12 
Biology (or Zoology) I & II  12 
Written Composition I & II 

Additional Information

Courses that will increase the strength of the applicant's candidacy include Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics and a second semester of Physics.  Not all introductory courses in the sciences, calculus, or statistics will be accepted in fulfillment of pre-pharmacy requirements.  For all science, calculus or statistics courses, the prospective pharmacy student should take courses which are suitable for science majors intending graduate study and should include laboratories when available.  The calculus course(s) should include both differential and integral calculus.

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework


Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


The oldest PCAT considered: N/A


Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 03/01/2018 Received by deadline

Any non-U.S. coursework must be evaluated and then the equivalent will be determined.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS

LOR types that are REQUIRED:


  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Science)


Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • 9/01 - 04/30

Candidates are invited for an onsite interview after an application screening process. Interviews are conducted by invitation only and will be sent via email.  The candidates will be interviewed by a committee of faculty, students, and community representatives. They will also be required to complete a writing assessment on site.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? From one day to one week after acceptance
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Two weeks from date of acceptance letter
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $1,000
Due: N/A
Refundable? No
Details: Due within two weeks of acceptance. After the close of the admissions process a payment agreement will be sent to the student to help start the financial aid process and register for classes.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • n/a
First day of classes and/or matriculation: Classes begin mid-August.
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes