Thank you for your interest in the pre-pharmacy program. This exciting opportunity offers you an entry into the healthcare profession and allows for tremendous growth and learning!

Our pre-pharmacy program is the first step toward launching your pharmacy career, providing the foundational coursework to support the entrance requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

The pre-pharmacy program at FAMU is an intense two-year undergraduate education that includes courses in life sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. The program, designed by the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, is an adept foundation for the rigorous PharmD professional degree or the optional Pharmaceutical Sciences bachelor’s degree program. This plan of study is specifically designed for learners preparing to apply for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Please note that admission into and completion of the Pre-Pharmacy program does not guarantee admission into the College of Pharmacy’s four-year PharmD program.

Learners in the pre-pharmacy program have:

  • year-round access to pre-pharmacy advisors for academic guidance
  • a head start on building a personal network of pharmacists, researchers, and other professionals

Pre-pharmacy learners begin to prepare for the PharmD admissions process with a series of resume, interview and professionalism workshops. The application process begins between the freshmen and sophomore years.

If you are accepted into the pre-pharmacy program, you will be assigned a pre-pharmacy advisor who will prepare you for your transition into the Florida A&M University and the College of Pharmacy. After you begin taking classes, your advisor will meet with you prior to each semester to review your progress, discuss your options, and help you plan your next steps for the College of Pharmacy.

Application Requirements

  • An official final high school transcript with a posted graduation date (or equivalent)
  • An official report of scores from the College Board SAT or the ACT
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or counselors
  • Essay (The essay is part of the application.)
  • International applicants whose native language is not English should submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Admission Requirements

Any applicant who meets the preferred 3.0 or higher (academic core weighted) GPA on a 4.0 scale in core academic units, has the required units, and has achieved the minimum scores for each SAT or ACT section as outlined below is eligible for admission (effective 2021).

If you require further assistance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 850-599-3016.