The College of Pharmacy is one of the finest colleges of pharmacy in the United States having been ranked consistently among the top programs for many years. The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum utilizes an integrated pharmaceutical sciences approach with a strong emphasis on active learning methods throughout the four years of pharmacy studies. The College has the faculty expertise and technological capability to offer a high quality educational program for pharmacy students. Joint degree programs with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree are available: Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Numerous scholarship, award, and loan programs are available. The College has an excellent endowment program for financial need based aid. State supported Florida Bright Futures Scholarships continue for Florida resident recipients through the first two professional years in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program if the student has remaining hours. High quality advanced pharmacy practice sites located throughout the state of Florida provide a basis for an excellent experiential program. Graduates complete all experiential requirements for licensure as a pharmacist in Florida through the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. A variety of student organizations are available at all campuses for the College of Pharmacy and at the University to complement the student's growth toward full participation in society as a professional and as a citizen.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|English Composition (C)||3||4|
|Analytical Geometry with Calculus I||4||5|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)*||6 or 9||8 or 12|
|Humanities (H)*||6 or 9||8 or 12|
|Mathematical Sciences (M)**; Calculus and Statistics can count towards this||6||8|
|General Chemistry I and II with Laboratory||8||10|
|General Biology I and II with Laboratory||8||10|
|Organic Chemistry I and II with Laboratory||8||10|
|General Physics I and II with Laboratory||8||10|
|Anatomy with Lab and Physiology with lab OR combined Anatomy/Physiology I with lab and Anatomy/Physiology II with lab||8||10|
|Biochemistry (BCH4024 or the equivalent); course description at https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/courses/descriptions/biochemistry-and-molecular-biology.aspx||4||5|
|Microbiology (MCB3020 or the equivalent); course description at https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/courses/descriptions/microbiology-and-cell-science.aspx||3||4|
|Statistics (STA2023 or the equivalent)||3||4|
*An Associate of Arts (AA) is the minimum degree required. If you will have your bachelor’s from a UF-recognized, accredited school prior to admission, you have met both the AA degree requirement and general education coursework.
If your school does not award an AA degree and you will not have a bachelors, you must complete:
6 semester credits of Social/Behavioral (S) and 9 semester credits of Humanities (H) OR 6 semester credits of Humanities (H) and 9 semester credits of Social/Behavioral (S) AND 3 semester credits of International (N) and 3 semester credits of Diversity (D). For courses in these categories, please refer to http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc.
**Calculus (4 semester cr) and Statistics (3 semester cr) complete the required 6 semester credits for the Mathematical Sciences (M) category.
Other clarifying information: General Physics with or without calculus is accepted. A sequence of botany and zoology is acceptable only if general biology I and II is not offered at the college or university.
A UF application and the Personal Profile-Essay/Campus Preference form are required for an application to be reviewed. For details, please visit http://pharmacy.ufl.edu/education/student-affairs/admissions/application-procedures.
The scores from the revised PCAT from July 2012 are preferred. PCAT scores prior to July 2012 will be considered on a case by case approach.
*Make sure to enter your PCAT CID in the 'Account Information' section of the PharmCAS application or your scores will not be sent.
Applicants who have English as their second language must submit acceptable scores on the TOEFL iBT to PharmCAS (PharmCAS Code 8246). Minimum composite score of 80, but 100 or higher is preferred. For each subject area, the following minimum score is required: Reading = 20+, Listening = 20+, Speaking = 25+, Writing = 23+
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an organization recognized as a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org).
Letters of recommendation should come from those individuals who know the applicant very well. Only two letters of recommendation are required. The Admissions Committee prefers one letter from a faculty member and one from a pharmacist. PharmCAS allows four letters of recommendation so the applicant can select a couple of faculty members, an employer(s), a pharmacist if feasible, or other individuals (e.g., another employer, advisor, or other health care practitioners). Letters of recommendation from family members and teaching assistants are not accepted.