Chemistry & Physics

Pre-Pharmacy 2015

Our department offers a program of study to meet pharmacy school requirements.

General Information

There are four Schools of Pharmacy in the State of Georgia -- the School of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia in Athens, Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy in Gwinnett and South University College of Pharmacy in Savannah. All schools require at a minimum completion of a two-year pre-pharmacy curriculum, 60 semester hours, (Mercer is a 90 hour requirement) and the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

The pre-pharmacy requirements are:

  University of Georgia
School of Pharmacy
Armstrong State University
General Chemistry 2 Semesters CHEM 1211 & 1212
Organic Chemistry 2 Semesters CHEM 2101/2101L & 2102/2102L
Biochemistry 1 Semester CHEM 3801
Statistics 1 Semester MATH 2200
Calculus 1 Semester MATH 1161
General Biology 2 Semesters BIOL 1107 & 1108
Microbiology 1 Semester BIOL 2010
Anatomy and Physiology 2 Semesters BIOL 2081 & 2082
English Composition 2 Semesters ENGL 1101 & 1102
Economics 1 Semester ECON 2105 or 2106
Speech 1 Semester COMM 2280 or 3050
Social Science Elective 2 Semesters  
World Languaage/Culture Elective 3 Semesters  
  Total 69 Semester Hours  

Note: The requirements for Mercer are similar except that Physics is required instead of Statistics. The requirements for South include Literature, one semester of Physics, and two semesters of Anatomy & Physiology.

During the Fall semester of the second pre-pharmacy year, the student should apply for admission to pharmacy school and take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program requires 3 years at South University and 4 years at UGA and Mercer (with summers off). In addition to earning the Pharm. D. degree, the candidate must complete a 1500 hour internship and pass the National and Georgia State Board of Pharmacy exams to practice pharmacy in this state.

For more information contact the pre-pharmacy advisors, Ms. Suzy Carpenter, Dr. Richard Wallace or Dr.Todd Hizer, in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Armstrong Atlantic State University.


Academic Advisement Tools
University of Georgia Checksheet '15
Mercer University Checksheet
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Checksheet
South University Checksheet
Advisee Notes from Advisors

Other Resources
Organ Systems Review
Armstrong Office of Admissions
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Pharmacy College Admission Test