Transfer Applicant Criteria

 

 

DOCTOR OF PHARMACY (PharmD) ADMISSION CRITERIA NON-FAMU STUDENTS

The Admissions Committee utilizes holistic admissions to look at numerous quantitative and qualitative factors to assess a candidate for admission. Metrics are essential such as cumulative GPA and Science courses GPA, but many other elements of a candidate’s background are thoroughly reviewed including, but not limited to; application essay, supplemental questions, letters of recommendation, leadership and volunteer experience, work experience, co-curricular activities, motivation, candidates' background, and why a person wants to be a pharmacist. Embracing a holistic approach to admissions allows our program to select a higher quality class overall while creating a more diverse cohort of learners. 

 

 

 

 Applicants for admission as a transfer student to the first year of the professional degree program must be eligible for admission to Florida A&M University. A completed University undergraduate application (via the FAMU website at www.famu.edu with the appropriate fee) must be submitted to the University Office of Undergraduate Admissions to be considered for acceptance into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in college coursework is required. However, a 3.25 is competitive. A grade of “C” or better is required in all prerequisite courses (C- is not acceptable). Please note that all college course loads, withdrawals, repeat courses, and academic career paths will be considered. Performance in science and mathematics coursework is critically evaluated. Although GPA is an important factor, it is not the only basis in admission.

Submit two (2) transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. The applicant's responsibility is to ensure that one (1) transcript is sent to the University Undergraduate Admissions office and one (1) transcript is sent to the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Services. Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the registrar of the colleges/universities attended. Transcripts must include the cumulative GPA for all coursework. If you are enrolled in courses during the Fall semester, you must submit an official transcript for that semester. All transcripts must be received before the February 1st application deadline.

Additional Requirements:

Three (3) letters of recommendation and three (3) evaluation forms. Recommendation letters and evaluation forms must be from a pharmacist, a professor, and a person familiar with your potential for study in a pharmacy professional program.

  • If you have attended a school or college of pharmacy, you must submit a letter of recommendation mailed directly from the Dean of the school/college of pharmacy indicating your academic status at that institution.
  • Transfer students entering FAMU must have completed two (2) years of the same foreign language in high school or eight semester hours (or the equivalent) of a foreign language at an accredited undergraduate institution before enrollment. Also, all applicants who do not have a bachelor’s degree or higher upon admission are required to complete three (3) credits of either Intro to Afro-American Studies, Afro-American Experience, or Afro-American History. Each applicant must provide appropriate documentation demonstrating completion of this requirement before admission.
  • If invited, a personal interview is required for the most qualified students after reviewing applications. *Please note that an interview does not guarantee acceptance (Professional dress for the interview is a must).
Pre-Requisite Requirements: 

Please note that completing the prerequisite courses listed below does not guarantee admission to the College.

COURSE SEMESTER HOURS
Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab)

1

Anatomy & Physiology II

3

Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab)

1

General Biology I

3

General Biology I (Lab)

1

General Biology II

2

General Biology II (Lab)

2

Microbiology

4

General Chemistry I

3

General Chemistry I (Lab)

1

General Chemistry II

3

General Chemistry II (Lab)

1

Organic Chemistry I

3

Organic Chemistry I (Lab)

1

Organic Chemistry II

3

Organic Chemistry II (Lab)

1

Biochemistry I

3

Physics I

3

Physics I (Lab)

1

Physics II

3

Physics II (Lab)

1

Pre-Calculus

4

Calculus

4

Intro to Prob & Statistics I

3

Freshman Communication I

3

Freshman Communication II

3

Gordon Rule Compliance Communications = English I, II (ENC 1101, 1102)

6

Mathematics = Pre-Calculus and Calculus (MAC 1147, 2311)

6

Humanities = Philosophy and Ethics (PHI 2010 and PHI 3601)

6

General Education Requirements Social Science = Economics I (ECO 2013), Sociology or Psychology (SYG 2000 or PSY 2012)

6
 

University - Specified = Afro-American Studies

3

 

Civic Literacy

Florida Legislative Mandate for new students entering Florida A&M University Fall 2018 and thereafter (Florida statute (1007.25)

The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 8.006 has established a broad guideline for institutions to comply with the legislation. Before starting at Florida A&M University, as outlined in the regulation, students can demonstrate their competency in civic literacy in one of the following ways:

  • Earn a score of 3 or better in Advanced Placement (AP) Government and Politics: United States;
  • Earn a score of 4 or better in Advanced Placement (AP) United States History; or
  • Earn a score of 50 or better in CLEP American Government.

If a student does not meet the AP or CLEP exam thresholds above, the student can either

  • Complete the Civic Literacy Exam provided to them through the FAMU Test Service Bureau with a score of 60 or better; or
  • Pass AMH 2020 with a “C” grade or better; or
  • Pass POS 2041 with a “C” grade or better

The Civic Literacy Exam is based on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test with supplemental questions (to ensure all competencies are assessed). Students taking the test are encouraged to prepare for the exam through tutorial resources available in Blackboard under Civic Literacy. 

To schedule an appointment to take the Civic Literacy exam please visit https://www2.registerblast.com/famu/Exam/List.  Call 850-599-3333 if you have scheduling questions.

 

 

 

CONTACT US

For more information about the Doctor of Pharmacy PharmD program, please contact us.  

Office of Student Affairs

Email: Coppsiph@famu.edu
Phone: 850-599-3016