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, 632 applications were received. The average entering prerequisite grade point average for the class entering in August 2014 is 3.52 and the mean PCAT percentile score is 55. 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||8||12|
|Communications (public speaking, interpersonal communications)||3||4.5|
|Other (History or additional humanities)||3||4.5|
|Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab for science majors||8||12|
|General Biology w/lab for science majors||4||6|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology (one course covering the whole body or a two (2) course progression)||3-8||4.5-12|
|Microbiology w/lab for science majors||4||6|
|Economics (Micro, Macro or General)||3||4.5|
|English (Composition and Literature)||6||9|
|Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Religion, Ethics, Foreign Language, Anthropology)||9||13.5|
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Healthcare experience is not required but may be benificial during the interview process.
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.
Your individual interview will last approximately 30 minutes. Two faculty members will meet with you where they will ask a series of questions. Since this is one of our best opportunities to learn who you are and what is motivating you to become a pharmacist, your opportunity to ask questions during this session is generally limited.