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College of Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy Applicants

For many, the first step in a pharmacy career is pre-pharmacy studies. Students who declare a pre-pharmacy major are admitted into the pre-pharmacy program upon admission into the University of South Carolina and designated as a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences major.

When prospective students apply for admission to the university and declare a pre-pharmacy major, admission into the pre-pharmacy program is automatic upon acceptance by the University of South Carolina. As a pre-pharmacy student, you’re part of the College of Pharmacy.

Applying for the Pre-Pharmacy Program

If you’re preparing for your first year of college, pre-pharmacy admission is handled through Undergraduate Admissions. Their staff can answer any of your questions about admission requirements, the application, deadlines, scholarships and other matters. To apply for the pre-pharmacy program, just declare pre-pharmacy as your major on your university application.

Get specifics on the admissions process for international or transfer students.

Pre-Pharmacy Student Advantages

  • Awarding of an optional B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree after Year 2 of the Pharm.D. curriculum 
  • Ability to earn 2 degrees within 6 years of college at UofSC (Pharm.D. & B.S.)
  • Individual advisement sessions with a Pre-Pharmacy advisor each semester
  • Unlimited access to Pre-Pharmacy advisors, UofSC COP Faculty & Administrators
  • Opportunity to join an or-ganization exclusive to Pre-Pharmacy students (CAPPS)
  •  Eligibility to join 2 professional Pharm.D. organizations as a Pre- Pharmacy student (APhA-ASP and SNPhA) 

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