Union University
College of Pharmacy

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Kristina Martin 
      • Director of Pharmacy Admissions 
      • Providence Hall 
      • 1050 Union University Drive 
      • BOX 1802 
      • Jackson 
      • Tennessee 
      • 38305-3697  
      • Phone (Work): 731-661-5910  
      • Phone (Fax): 731-661-5982 
      • Email: khmartin@uu.edu 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2018:  March 1, 2018

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • 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:  
      • Details:  
    • 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:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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:

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2018 entering class: 120
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2018 entering class: 60
    • Estimated fall 2018 entering class size including early assurance: 60
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2018: 12
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2018 entering class: N/A
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2018 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)
    • Estimated percent of males in 2017 entering class: 35%
    • Estimated percent of females in 2017 entering class: 65%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2017 entering class: 3.3
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2017 class: 19-40
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2017 class: 8:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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 2018 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.

    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? No

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: N/A
      • Details: 


      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • 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
    • Details: 

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

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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)
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • 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

  14. Interviews ↑ 

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

      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.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • 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? Yes
      • 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 
      • Details: Orientation will be the first week of classes.
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Classes begin mid-August.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: Special arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis.