Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama
Auburn University and the University of South Alabama have united to provide a doctorate of pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program on the University of South Alabama campus.
The pre-pharmacy curriculum at the University of South Alabama that will satisfy requirements for the Harrison School of Pharmacy on either campus can be found here.
More information on Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy can be found here. You can also find out more about pharmacy in the Pharmacy Times, the U.S. Department of Labor - Pharmacists, and the Pharmacist Job Outlook.
To contact the Auburn Harrison School for further information, you may contact 251-445-9300 in Mobile or 334-844-8353 in Auburn.
Click on any of the links below to find out more information on course requirements, the application process, various organizations/associations, and schools of pharmacy.How to Decide to Be A Pharmacist
Making a career choice is an important and difficult decision. Making the decision to become a pharmacist requires a commitment of time and money. It is important that you evaluate what the career entails. You should answer the following and other questions on becoming and being a pharmacist:
Once you decide you want to go to pharmacy school, you have more decisions to make on how to get there. Requirements for admissions to the 100+ pharmacy schools in the United States vary considerably. Some schools require a minimum of 2 years undergraduate course work whereas others require 3. For many schools, having a bachelors degree makes a person a strong candidate for admissions, even though the degree may not be required. It is not essential that you decide on which pharmacy school you want to attend immediately as most schools require the same prerequisite courses over the first two years: 1 year Biology, 1 year General Chemistry, 1 year Organic Chemistry, 1 semester - 1 year Physics, Calculus, and Statistics. However, you should start considering schools early in the undergraduate college years to make sure you meet all requirements of the schools to which you might apply. Decision-making factors include geographical location, tuition, requirements for admission, curriculum, and faculty.
If and when you decide to go to pharmacy school, find a good resource for information on the requirements and deadlines. Be organized! Take the PCAT in plenty of time to meet the deadlines and start the PharmCAS application early. Most pharmacy schools have a rolling admissions process, which means they accept students into the professional program before the deadline for admissions.
There is help available. Speak with your pre-health advisor and other faculty members. Speak with pharmacists. Get a job at a pharmacy if possible, or shadow a willing pharmacist.Return to top of page
Application requirements and procedures vary considerably between pharmacy schools. Be sure to check the requirements of the schools that interest you. More information about Application Completion for the Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy can be found here.
PharmCAS (Pharmacy College Application Service) is the official application service for many colleges of pharmacy. 100/128 schools in the U.S. require applicants to apply through PharmCAS. For the other 28 schools, apply directly to the school.
The PharmCAS application is available on-line.
Most pharmacy schools require the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test). The PCAT is a 4 hour, computer-based test and is offered 9 times during each application cycle (July (2), September (5), and January (2)). The PCAT has six components as described below:
Information and test dates for the PCAT can be found here.Return to top of page
Registration for PCAT: Six weeks prior to test date
Important dates in the application process for PharmCAS schools (dates are based on the 2011/2012 application cycle, though they may vary from year to year):
June 1 - PharmCAS application cycle opens
Sept. 2 - Early decision deadline for applicants
Oct. 1 - Schools must report early decision admission decisions
March 1 - Application deadline
April 1 - PharmCAS application cycle closed - no more changes or materials accepted
University of South Alabama’s Future Pharm.D, Association
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American Pharmacist Association
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
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Major- Choose a major in an area that interests you. You do not have to be a science major to go to pharmacy school. However, you must complete certain course requirements. Go to the Pre-pharmacy curriculum to view the requirements for the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at the University of South Alabama.Statistics on 2011 Applications to Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy (Auburn & Mobile campus)
Estimated number interviewed for Fall 2011 entering class: 184
Estimated number accepted for Fall 2011 entering class: 170
Estimated Fall 2011 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 145
Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 40
Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.4
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 40th percentile for composite, as well as chemistry and biology subscales
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