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 choosing Pharmacy in Box. 18: Pre-Professional Plan 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 that they would be happy earning a degree in 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 and can assist students in selecting which of UK's 200 majors are best suited for them. Majors which closely overlap prepharmacy coursework include Agricultural Biotechnology, Human Nutrition, Biology or Chemistry. Please keep in mind these majors are not required as a student's individual goals and back-up plans are most important!
There are no specific requirements or applications to fill out to pursue prepharmacy. Students apply to the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate and choose a major. Application is not made to the PharmD program until one or two years of undergrad (prepharm requirements) are completed, depending on how the student is approaching the coursework.
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 should offer the appropriate coursework required for admission to UK's PharmD program. Therefore, students are not required to complete their prepharmacy coursework at UK. Please see the UK College of Pharmacy's Transfer Equivalency chart for the specific prepharmacy courses required at other Kentucky academic institutions. UK's Transfer Equivalency Database provides comprehensive information (over 400,000 established course equivalencies) from institutions across Kentucky and the United States.
All prepharmacy students should begin job shadowing as soon as possible to learn more about the profession and to ensure 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 September 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 UK COP handout/Prepharmacy Prerequisite Courses
- Prepharmacy Sample Schedule handout
- Get Connected to UK COP handouts
To request a "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:
|University of Kentucky||Clay Arnold||
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
|2001 Newberg Road Louisville, KY 40205-0671||(502)452-8220 (502)452-8218|
|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 (270) 789-5326|
|Centre College||Jennifer Muzyka||600 W. Walnut St. Danville, KY 40422||(859) 238-5413|
|Cumberland College||Tom Dzugan
|6174 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769||(606) 539-4318|
|Eastern KY University||Martin Brock||Coates Bldg. Richmond, KY 40475||(606) 622-1460|
|Elizabethtown Comm. College||Modesto Del Castillo||600 College St. Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701||(502) 769-2371 x418|
|Georgetown College||Susan Campbell
|400 E. College St. Georgetown, KY 40324||(502) 863-7039 (502) 863-8771 (502) 863-8086 (502) 863-8103|
|Hazard Community College||Valina Hurt||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) 886-3921 x6132|
|Jefferson Comm. College - Downtown||Valerie Riesser||100 Community College Drive Louisville, KY 40272||(502) 213-5333 x2385|
|Jefferson Comm. College - Southwest||Chris Graney||109 E. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202||(502) 213-5333 x7292|
|Kentucky State University||Karan Kaul||E. Main St. Frankfort, KY 40601||(502) 597-6784|
|Kentucky Wesleyan College||W. L. Magnuson||3000 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301||(270) 852-3164|
|Lindsey Wilson College||Bob Shuffett||210 Lindsey Wilson St. Columbia, KY 42728||(270) 384-8091|
|Madisonville Comm. College||Gayle Hawkins||2000 College Dr. Madisonville, KY 42431||(270) 824-1679|
|Maysville Community College||Michael Quillen||1744 US 68 Maysville, KY 41056||(606) 759-7141 x128|
|Midway College||Bill McGowan||512 E. Stephens St. Midway, KY 40347-1120||(606) 846-5371|
|Morehead State University||
Cappin Hall 301D Morehead, KY 40351
|(606) 783-2963 (606) 783-2954 (606) 783-5291|
|Murray State University||Dr. Tom Timmons||334 Blackburn Science Building, Murray, KY 42071-3346||(270) 809-2786|
|Northern KY University||Jon Hastings
|Highland Heights, KY 41099-7010||(859) 572-5580 (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||Kenneth Fuller||One Bert Combs Drive Prestonsburg, KY 41638||(606) 886-3863 x243|
|Somerset Comm. College||Jean Bowdan
|808 Monticello Road Somerset, KY 42501||(606) 679-8501|
|Southeast Comm. College||Wheeler Conover
|300 College Road Cumberland, KY 40823||(606) 589-2145 x2075 (606) 589-2145 x2016 (606) 589-2145 x2067|
|Spalding University||Dr. John Burden||851 S. Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40203||(502) 585-9911 x2452|
|St. Catherine College||Madonna Chancellor||27353 Bardstown Road St. Catherine, KY 40061||(606) 336-5082 x233|
|Thomas More College||Bill Bryant
|333 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills, KY 41017||(859) 344-3370 (859) 344-3374|
|Transylvania University||Gerald Seebach||300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508||(606) 233-8168|
|Union College||Dan Covington
|310 Barbourville, KY 40906||(606) 546-1285|
|University of Louisville||Anna Scarff||Senior Academic advisor A&S Advising Houchens Bldg. Louisville, KY 40292-001||(502) 852-6487|
|Western KY Community & Technical College||Larry Bigham||PO Box 7380 Paducah, KY 42001||(270) 554-9200 x6185|
|Western KY University||Darwin Dahl||1 Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101||(270) 745-5074|