Wingate University School of Pharmacy opened its doors to applicants in 2002, with the charter class beginning its program of study in August 2003. The charter class graduated from Wingate University on May 12, 2007. The class size has been capped at 90 on our Wingate campus to assure special attention to every student. This year, 455 applications were received. The average entering science prerequisite grade point average for the class entering in August 2016 is 3.32 and the mean PCAT percentile score is 53. All Wingate University pharmacy faculty members have made a commitment to excellence in the classroom; and all classes are taught by faculty possessing terminal doctoral degrees. No courses, discussions, case studies or laboratories are taught by graduate students or teaching assistants.
The Wingate University School of Pharmacy is fully accredited. The accrediting agency for schools of pharmacy is the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS).
Wingate University School of Pharmacy intends to be nationally recognized as a leader in the education of pharmacists. It seeks to reach this goal by providing a student-centered environment that will facilitate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, scholarly inquiry and service to the institution, the profession and the community.
The five salient qualities and expectations of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy graduate are:
(i) outstanding moral character
(ii) excellence in interpersonal communication skills
(iii) complete competence in pharmaceutical care
(iv) strong abilities in problem solving, and
(v) the highest professional commitment to the patient, the community, and the employer.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||61 - 67|
|General Chemistry I & II w/ lab, for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||8||12|
|Communications (public speaking, interpersonal communications) **Online not acceptable**||3||4.5|
|Other (History or additional humanities)||3||4.5|
|Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||8||12|
|General Biology w/lab for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||4||6|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology (one course covering the whole body or a two (2) course progression)**Traditional classroom/lab setting**||3-8||4.5-12|
|Microbiology w/lab for science majors **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||4||6|
|Economics (Micro, Macro or General)||3||4.5|
|English (2 semesters of Composition or 1 semester Composition and 1 semester Literature)||6||9|
|Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, Ethics, Foreign Language, Anthropology)||9||13.5|
|Physics w/lab **Traditional classroom/lab setting**||4||6|
Online coursework is accepted for general education requirements only. Science classes and Communications/Public Speaking classes completed online are not acceptable. All science lectures and labs as well as Communications should be completed in the traditional classroom setting.
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Prospective students who are identified as academically qualified will be invited to the School of Pharmacy for an on-site interview. Telephone interviews are not permitted. The interview day is an opportunity for you to learn about WUSOP, as well as an opportunity for us to learn more about you and your interest in becoming a pharmacist. You will hear from the Dean, current students, and faculty throughout the day. Multiple opportunities to ask questions to students, faculty and the Dean are available. The interview day generally runs from 1pm to 5pm.