Pre-Pharmacy

Students interested in the pre-pharmacy track are encouraged to contact Dr. Heidi Bostic, the pre-pharmacy advisor, via email (bostiche@wofford.edu) to demonstrate your interest in pre-pharmacy. This is extremely important in terms of finding out about pharmacy school fairs, newsletters, internships and part-time job opportunities. 

Wofford has relationships with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Charleston and local pharmacies and can work with them to provide opportunities for professional experience with a certified pharmacist. Internships typically enhance pharmacy school applications significantly. If you are interested in these opportunities during the school year, Interim or summer, please contact Dr. Heidi Bostic at  bostiche@wofford.edu.

 

Students planning on going to pharmacy school are encouraged to major in either biology or chemistry.  

 

Four-year plan for biology majors:  

 

Pre-Pharmacy Track  

First Year  

Fall: Bio 150, Math 181, Humanities 101, PhEd, 200 level foreign language. Spring: Bio 151, Math 140, Eng 102 level, PhEd, HPRCP  

Note: HPRCP means one course in history, philosophy, religion or cultures and people. Also, you can ease your sophomore-year course load by taking general chemistry (123 and 124) in the summer.  

Sophomore   

Fall: Chem 123, Bio 212, Eng 200 level, HPRCP. Spring: Chem 124, Bio 214, HPRCP (2 courses)  

Note: You can ease your junior-year course load by taking organic or physics in the summer.  

Junior   

Fall: Chem 203/203L, Bio 342, Physics 121 or 141, 200 level fine arts. Spring: Chem 204/204L, Bio 340, Physics 122 or 142, Eng 388  

Note: You should study for the PCAT during the summer.  

Senior   

Fall: Bio 324, Bio 383, Chem 309, Econ 201. Spring: Bio 423, Bio 436, 200 level Psych 

Note: Apply to pharmacy school by December (fall semester).  

 

Four-year plan for chemistry majors:  

 

Pre-Pharmacy Track  

First Year  

Fall: Chem 123, Math 181, Humanities 101, PhEd, 200 level foreign language. Spring: Chem 124, Math 182, Eng 102, PhEd, HPRCP  

Note: HPRCP means one course in history, philosophy, religion or cultures and people. Also, you can ease your sophomore-year course load by taking organic or physics in the summer.  

Sophomore   

Fall: Bio 212, Chem 203/203L, Eng 200 level, HPRCP. Spring: Bio 214, Chem 204/204L, HPRCP (2 courses)  

Note: You can ease your junior-year course load by taking physics in the summer.  

Junior   

Fall: Bio 342, Physics 121 or 141, Chem 360, 200 level fine arts, Eng 388. Spring: Bio 340, Physics 122 or 142, Chem 214/214L  

Note: You should study for the PCAT during the summer and take it in August before school starts.  

Senior   

Fall: Chem 313/313L, Chem 309/309L, Bio 324, Econ 201. 
Spring: Chem 308/308L, Chem 421/421L, 200 level Psych, Math 140  

Note: Apply to pharmacy school by December (fall semester).  

 

Pharmacy Graduate School Information  

 

Pharmacy Schools 

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) 

Cost -- $150 

  • Minimum score for acceptance: 50-70 percentile (depends on school) 

Grade Point Average (GPA) 

Minimum GPA for acceptance: 2.7-3.6 (depends on school) 

Recommendation Letters 

Typically, you will need three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a pharmacist, and the other two should be from your professors. You should develop good relationships with these people and keep them informed about your academic progress and extracurricular activities on and off campus. Also, providing them with a resume when you request a letter is a good idea as well. Overall, if they really don’t know you, then they really can’t write you a good letter.  

Leadership and Community Service 

Displaying leadership in a club, organization, athletic team, fraternity or sorority is a plus in the application process, so don’t forget to mention it in your application. Volunteer work in the community also enhances your application. Visit the Bonner Scholars office in Old Main for opportunities to do community service.  

Acceptance Ranking List 

After you have completed your application and interviewed with some perspective pharmacy schools, a selection committee will determine your acceptance into their program. Below is a ranking (1-4) of the requirements for acceptance. A score of 4 is ranked as highest importance. 
 
GPA = 4 
 
PCAT and Interview = 3 
 
Recommendation Letters and Internships = 2 
 
Leadership and Community Service = 1