Prepharmacy Advisors

General Information to Share with Students
Resources/Handouts to Share with Students
Contact Information of Prepharmacy Advisors at Other Colleges


General Information to Share with Students

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.


Resources/Handouts to Share with Students

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.

To request an "Is Pharmacy for You" poster(s) for your school or college, please send an email.


Contact Information of Prepharmacy Advisors at Other Colleges

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.

College/University Advisor Address Phone Number
University of Kentucky Sharon Gonzales

College of Pharmacy
114R Biological Pharmaceutical Complex
789 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0596

(859) 323-2755
Alice Lloyd College Paul Yeary 100 Purpose Road
Pippa Passes, KY 41844
(606) 368-6077
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
Graham Ellis
Joseph Sinski
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

(859) 246-6465

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
Sharlene Dzugan
6174 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769 (606) 539-4321
Eastern KY University

Martin Brock

Sharon Lee

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
David Fraley
Mark Johnson
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

David Eisenhour
Sean O'Keefe
Zexia Barnes

Doug Dennis

Lappin Hall 301/305, Morehead, KY 40351

(606) 783-2963 (606) 783-2954 (606) 783-5291 (606) 783-2944

Murray State University

Dr. Leon Duobinis-Gray

Ricky Cox

1112H BG / 1240 CB, Murray, KY 42071-3346 (270) 809-2786, (270) 809-6543
Northern KY University

Jon Hastings
Christine Curran

Pamila Ball
Lynn Crane

Highland Heights, KY 41099-7010 (859) 572-5580 (859) 572-6914 (859) 572-6960 (859) 572-5306
Owensboro Comm. College Timothy Dick
Donald Mundell
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
Pat Scopa
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

Gerald Seebach

Kathleen Jagger

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

Megan Clifton

Dr. Dee Antimisiaris

A&S Advising, Gardiner Hall, Louisville, KY 40292 (502) 852-5502
Western KY Community & Technical College

Larry Bigham

Karen Hlinka

4810 Alben Barkley Dr, Paducah, KY 42001 (270) 534-3231, (270) 534-3236
Western KY University

Darwin Dahl

Christopher Crutchfield

1 Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 (270) 745-5074, (270) 745-8894
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