The Mercer University pre-pharmacy track provides a student with the opportunity to study as an undergraduate at the College of Liberal Arts in Macon and complete their Doctor of Pharmacy degree at one of the nation's top schools for pharmacy education, Mercer's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Pre-pharmacy students may choose one of three paths as they prepare themselves for pharmacy school: 1) Students may earn a bachelor’s degree as they fulfill the prerequisites for the pharmacy school of their choice; 2) Students may participate in the Guaranteed Admission Plus Degree Program (GAPDP) described in detail in the Student Handbook for the Pre-Pharmacy Tracks; or 3) Students may fulfill only the minimum requirements for the pharmacy school of their choice before matriculation into a pharmacy program.
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MU pre-professional program details
Guaranteed Admission Plus Degree Program for Pharmacy
Many pre-pharmacy students at Mercer participate in the Guaranteed Admission Plus Degree Program (GAPDP), which is specifically designed to prepare students for the Pharm.D. degree program at Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta. GAPDP students spend three years in Macon at the College of Liberal Arts, then transfer to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Program eligibility requirements are described in detail in the Student Handbook for the Pre-Pharmacy Tracks.
The core science coursework required by most pharmacy schools is only offered on Mercer's Macon campus; students must therefore apply to one of Mercer's colleges or schools located in Macon, Georgia to complete the pre-pharmacy track.