College of Professional Advancement
Acquire the foundational tools to become a pharmacist
Becoming a pharmacist requires specialized training, and admission to top pharmacy programs, including Mercer’s College of Pharmacy, is highly competitive. Mercer’s Pre-Pharmacy track does not require previous college coursework and prepares students to apply to pharmacy school. Required foundation undergraduate courses include anatomy and physiology, applied statistical methods, biological sciences, biochemistry, and organic chemistry.
Completion of the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum does not guarantee admission to any college or school of pharmacy. However, students who complete the program and meet additional qualifications can position themselves as strong candidates for admission into their desired pharmacy program.
Designed for busy and working adults
The Pre-Pharmacy track offers flexibility for busy adults through a combination of online and evening classes at Mercer’s Atlanta campus. Students are admitted five times per year in January, March, May, August, and October. There are two eight-week sessions during fall and spring, and one eight-week and one four-week session during summer.
Make an impact by providing patient-centered care
The scope of pharmacy practice offers many rewarding opportunities to help patients and make an impact on the healthcare system. With more Americans projected to need healthcare and clinical services over time, the expertise in patient counseling and drug therapeutics provided by pharmacists will remain in demand.
Individuals who continue their education through completion of a Doctor of Pharmacy
(Pharm.D.) program can work as pharmacists in a variety of settings including clinics, long-term care facilities, home healthcare, government agencies, retail pharmacies, and hospitals.