Biology and Anatomy/Physiology Courses
- BIOL 2107/2107L: Principles of Biology I/Lab (4)
- BIOL 2108/2108L: Principles of Biology II/Lab (4)
- BIOL 4240: Biology of Microorganisms (4), or BIOL 2240: Microbiology (4)*
- KINS 2531/2511: Human A&P I (4)*
- KINS 2532/2512: Human A&P II (4)*
- CHEM 1145: Principles of Chemistry I/Lab (4)
- CHEM 1146: Principles of Chemistry II/Lab (4)
- CHEM 3341: Organic Chemistry I/Lab (4)
- CHEM 3342: Organic Chemistry II/Lab (4)
- CHEM 5541: Biochemistry I/Lab (4), or CHEM 3530: Principles of Biochemistry (3)*
Mathematics and Physics Courses
- MATH 1112: Trigonometry (3)
- MATH 1441: Calculus I (4)
- STAT 2231: Intro to Statistics (3)
- PHYS 1111: Intro to Physics I (4), or 2211: Principles of Physics I/Lab (4)
- PHYS 1112: Intro to Physics II (4), or PHYS 2212: Principles of Physics II/Lab (4)
- COMM 1110: Principles of Public Speaking (3)
- ENGL 1101: Composition I (3)
- ENGL 1102: Composition II (3)
- Social Sciences*
- World Languages and Culture*
*Refer to each school’s prerequisite requirements for specific information. Students not planning to complete an undergraduate degree prior to applying to Pharmacy school are strongly encouraged to meet with Mrs. Payne to ensure correct prerequisite courses are planned out and/or fulfilled prior to application.
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Make it official. Add your Pre-Professional Program: myGeorgiaSouthern > Change Your Major/Add a Minor > Pre-Professional drop down menu > Pre-Pharmacy Program. This step will ensure that you receive up-to-date information from Mrs. Payne regarding Pre-Health Professional Programs.
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Study + Excel. A competitive GPA is essential when considering a career in the health field. You must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA to remain in the Pre-Pharmacy Program at Georgia Southern University. Talk with your Academic Advisor, professors and Academic Success Center for help with study skills through various workshops and tutoring.
Resume + Interviews. Create and/or improve your resume at the Office of Career Services. You can also gain confidence and develop your interview skills with a video-taped mock interview.
Job Shadow. We recommend that you gain experience by shadowing pharmacists in a retail, hospital and/or privately owned pharmacies. Document your experiences in a physical or digital format, and obtain at least one letter of reference from a pharmacist you have shadowed.
Relevant Work Experience. Pharmacy schools like to see relevant experience; consider becoming a Registered Pharmacy Technician to market yourself for part-time employment.
Volunteer + Lead. We recommend that you participate in volunteer activities that benefit others. Contact the Office of Leadership and Community Engagement for more information about volunteering with local weekly trips, Alternative Break Trips, and more. We also recommend that you participate in leadership seminars, workshops, retreats and LEAD courses. Get involved and join a student club or organization, such as the Association of Pre-Health Professionals or Future Pharmacists’ Association.
Connect + Explore. Get to know your professors and local health care professionals. These individuals are valuable resources for research experience, volunteering, shadowing and letters of recommendation. Consider Study Abroad programs through the Office of International Programs and Services.
Research. Talk with your professors and peers who are involved with undergraduate research and consider opportunities within the College of Science and Mathematics.
Prepare for the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). This exam requires substantial amounts of preparation and study time, so it is never too early to begin. Typically, students prepare to take the PCAT in the spring of their junior year, so it is important that necessary coursework be completed by this time. Currently, South University does not require the PCAT exam.