General Information to Share with Students
Resources/Handouts to Share with Students
Contact Information of Prepharmacy Advisors at Other Colleges
Please note: Advisors can receive additional information on UK College of Pharmacy admission tips and events by joining the Advisor's Listserv.
Students who apply to the University of Kentucky as freshmen or transfer students will indicate future interest in applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy program by selecting Pharmacy in the Pre-Professional Plan section on the UK undergraduate application. ANY major will work as long as the student completes the prepharmacy classes. Please encourage students to choose a major in which they would be happy earning a degree as a strong back-up plan.
While in high school, students should be encouraged to complete the most advanced science and math courses. In order of preference: chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, and math.
If a student is unsure of which major to select, we highly encourage students to pursue Undergraduate Studies. Undergraduate Studies houses UK's pre-health advisors who can assist students in selecting which of UK's 200 majors are best suited for them. Majors at UK which closely overlap with prepharmacy coursework include Agricultural Biotechnology, Human Nutrition, Human Health Sciences, and Biology. Please keep in mind that these majors are not required since a student's individual goals and back-up plans are most important!
There are no specific requirements or applications to complete in order to pursue prepharmacy. Students may apply to the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate and select a major. Application is not made to the PharmD program until one or two years of undergraduate courses are completed, depending on how the student is approaching the coursework Prerequisite Coursework & Sample Schedules are available.
UK College of Pharmacy will accept Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and CLEP coursework per UK guidelines on prior learning. Note: First-time freshmen entering college Fall 2014 and forward must score a 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus exam to satisfy the mathematics requirement through Advanced Placement.
Other colleges/universities typically offer the appropriate coursework required for admission into UK's PharmD program. Therefore, students are not required to complete their prepharmacy coursework at UK. Please refer to the Transfer Equivalency page for more information. UK's Transfer Equivalency Database lists over 400,000 established course equivalencies from institutions across Kentucky and the United States.
All pre-pharmacy students should begin job shadowing as soon as possible to learn more about the profession and to ensure that it is an appropriate fit. Students should be encouraged to volunteer (on a regular basis) in a healthcare setting to gain experience in the healthcare field.
When applying for admission into the College of Pharmacy (after 2-3 years of college), students should apply as early as possible (typically by August 1). Due to the rolling admissions process, the earlier a student applies, the more competitive their application. For specific application details, students should attend a Preparing & Strengthening Your Application advising session.
Many resources exist for prepharmacy students. Encourage students to join the Prepharmacy Listserv to receive emails about pertinent information and events. All interested students (high school and college) should attend a UK College of Pharmacy Open House to learn more about the profession and program. Students are also encouraged to join the Prepharmacy Club. This Club is open to all students.
- Why Pharmacy & Why UKCOP?
- FAQ's for Pre-Pharmacy Students
- Printable Prerequisite Course Lists
- Prepharmacy Sample Schedule (Students Who Entered College Prior to Fall 2014)
- Prepharmacy Sample Schedule (First-Time Freshmen Entering College Fall 2014 or After)
To request an "Is Pharmacy for You" poster(s) for your school or college, please send an email.
Most colleges/universities have individuals designated to advise their prepharmacy students. Each of these advisors should be familiar with the admission requirements and process for the UK College of Pharmacy. Please see the list below for the advisor(s) designated at Kentucky schools. If unable to contact your advisor(s) at the numbers or e-mail addresses listed below, please inform UK's prepharmacy advisor. If you are a prepharmacy advisor at a Kentucky institution and the correct details are not listed below, please send updated contact information to the UK prepharmacy advisor.
|University of Kentucky||Sharon Gonzales||
College of Pharmacy
|Alice Lloyd College||Paul Yeary||100 Purpose Road
Pippa Passes, KY 41844
|Asbury College||Bruce Branan||207-C, Hamann Ray Science Building; 1 Macklem Drive Wilmore, KY 40390||(606) 858-3511
|Ashland Comm. College||Mary Catherine Flath||1400 College Drive Ashland, KY 41101||(606) 326-2099|
|Bellarmine University||Patrick Holt
|2005 Newberg Road Louisville, KY 40205-0671||(502)272-8220 (502)272-8218 (502)272-8219|
|Berea College||Dawn Anderson
||Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40404||(859) 985-3349 (859) 985-3318|
|Bluegrass Community and Technical College||Shirley Whitescarver||325C Oswald Bldg Cooper Drive Lexington, KY 40506-0235||
|Brescia College||John Marvin||717 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301-2298||(606) 686-4276|
|Campbellsville University||Milton Rogers
||200 W. College St. Campbellsville, KY 42718||(270) 789-5263|
|Centre College||Kerry Paumi||600 W. Walnut St. Danville, KY 40422||(859) 238-5324|
|University of the Cumberlands||Tom Dzugan
|6174 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769||(606) 539-4321|
|Eastern KY University||NSB 4126, NSB 2208, Richmond, KY 40475||(859) 622-1460, (859) 622-7894|
|Elizabethtown Comm. College||600 College St. Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701||(270) 769-2371|
|Georgetown College||Susan Campbell
|400 E. College St. Georgetown, KY 40324||(502) 863-7039 (502) 863-8771 (502) 863-8086|
|Hazard Community College||Paul Currie||One Community College Drive Hazard, KY 41701||(606) 436-5721 x229|
|Henderson Community College||Cathy Hunt||2660 S. Green Henderson, KY 42420||(270) 830-5319|
|Hopkinsville Community College||Mike McClure||PO Box 2100 Hopkinsville, KY 42241||(270) 707-3863|
|Jefferson Comm. College - Downtown||Paul Florence||HFD 1002, 109 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202||(502) 213-5003|
|Jefferson Comm. College - Southwest||Chris Graney||SSB 105 G, 1000 Community College Dr., Louisville, KY 40272||(502) 213-7292|
|Kentucky State University||Suzette Polson||E. Main St. Frankfort, KY 40601||(502) 597-6605|
|Kentucky Wesleyan College||W. L. Magnuson||3000 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301||(270) 852-3164|
|Lindsey Wilson College||Melissa Clauson||210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, KY 42728||(270) 384-8229|
|Madisonville Comm. College||Gail Hawkins||2000 College Dr. Madisonville, KY 42431||(270) 824-1833|
|Maysville Community College||1755 US 68 Maysville, KY 41056||(606) 759-7141|
|Midway College||Bill McGowan||512 E. Stephens St. Midway, KY 40347-1120||(606) 846-5371|
|Morehead State University||
Lappin Hall 301/305, Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 783-2963 (606) 783-2954 (606) 783-5291 (606) 783-2944
|Murray State University||1112H BG / 1240 CB, Murray, KY 42071-3346||(270) 809-2786, (270) 809-6543|
|Northern KY University||Highland Heights, KY 41099-7010||(859) 572-5580 (859) 572-6914 (859) 572-6960 (859) 572-5306|
|Owensboro Comm. College||Timothy Dick
|4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303||(270) 686-4635 (270) 686-4645|
|Pikeville College||Joseph Whittaker||147 Sycamore Street Pikeville, KY 41501||(606) 218-5467|
|Prestonsburg Comm. College||1 Bert Combs Drive Prestonsburg, KY 41653||(606) 886-3863|
|Somerset Comm. College||Billy Dobbs
||808 Monticello Road Somerset, KY 42501||(877) 629-9722|
|Southeast Comm. College||David Kidwell
|300 College Road Cumberland, KY 40823||(606) 589-2145|
|Spalding University||Dr. John Burden||851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203||(502) 873-4443|
|St. Catherine College||Carrie Christensen||2735 Bardstown Road St. Catherine, KY 40061||(859) 336-5082 x1289|
|Thomas More College||Zac Taylor||333 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills, KY 41017||(859) 344-3594|
|Transylvania University||300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508||(859) 233-8168 (859) 233-8172|
|Union College||Dan Covington
||310 Barbourville, KY 40906||(606) 546-1285|
|University of Louisville||A&S Advising, Gardiner Hall, Louisville, KY 40292||(502) 852-5502|
|Western KY Community & Technical College||4810 Alben Barkley Dr, Paducah, KY 42001||(270) 534-3231, (270) 534-3236|
|Western KY University||1 Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101||(270) 745-5074, (270) 745-8894|