Citizenship types accepted for the Online/Hybrid pathway are US Citizens and US Permanent Residents.
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Contact Information

Citizenship types accepted for the Online/Hybrid pathway are US Citizens and US Permanent Residents.
400 Goody's Lane
Suite 101
Knoxville
Tennessee
37922
United States
Distance Pathway/Online
Yes

Program Application Deadline

May 1, 2024
February 1, 2024
Priority deadline application is recommended for the On-line/Hybrid pathway for the South College School of Pharmacy.

Please note that applicants that apply to only one South College pathway and wish to change their application to an alternate pathway may do so without paying to submit a new application. Please contact us for more information on how to do so.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
South College - On Campus Pathway
No
Private
No
Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Accelerated progression (year-round classes), Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Distance pathway offered, Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

0
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes
Students have the opportunity to take select MBA coursework for free during specific quarters of the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students can then continue to completion of the MBA degree following graduation from the Doctor of Pharmacy program. MBA coursework completed following graduation is at a reduced cost.
A Research Concentration and Clinical Research Certificate are also options available. Please contact the School of Pharmacy Office of Admissions for more information.
Yes

Program Description

The South College School of Pharmacy is proud to start a unique online/hybrid 3-year pathway for a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. This pathway allows students access to an accelerated 3-year timeline while pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree primarily from their current home location. The online/hybrid pathway will allow students the flexibility of completing coursework through both asynchronous and synchronous virtual sessions. Online/hybrid students will also enjoy live on-campus experiences to immerse them in irreplaceable portions of the in-person student experience.

Students who are accepted into the online/hybrid pathway will be required to be on-campus for 1 week prior to their P1 year for orientation, for 2 weeks in June at the end of quarter 4 of their P1 year, for 2 weeks in June at the end of quarter 8 in their P2 year, and for 2 weeks prior to graduation in the P3 year. One APPE (one calendar month) in the P3 year is also currently anticipated to be completed in the greater Knoxville, TN area.

During on campus immersion labs students will build upon experiences with classmates and faculty members, taking advantage of face-to-face time to further skills and relationships. By providing the online/hybrid pathway, the South College School of Pharmacy aims to continue to meet the needs of a diverse student body and help prepare students for the healthcare settings of the future.

The online/hybrid pathway for the South College School of Pharmacy has no ACPE accreditation status to date. This pathway offering is planned pending approval by its programmatic accreditor, The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). It is anticipated that a decision regarding accreditation will be available prior to the pathway launch in June, 2024. Should the pathway not be approved all accepted students will be invited into the traditional, on campus Doctor of Pharmacy program in Summer 2024 if approval is not granted.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
N/A
The South College School of Pharmacy has a preferred minimum overall PharmCAS GPA of 2.5. All applications received are reviewed in a holistic manner, taking into account all information included in the application.
69
36
103.5
54
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II with Lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab 4 6
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4 6
Math Calculus 3 4.5
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3 4.5
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech Communication 3 4.5
Economics Economics 3 4.5
Humanities Humanities Elective 1. Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies and foreign language. 3 4.5
Humanities Humanities Elective 2. Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies and foreign language. 3 4.5
Humanities Humanities Elective 3. Electives in Humanities include fine arts, literature, philosophy, religious studies and foreign language. 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 1. Electives in Social/Behavioral Scineces include psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science. 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 2. Electives in Social/Behavioral Scineces include psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science. 3 4.5
All pre-requisite courses should be completed prior to orientation for the incoming class. Completion by the end of the Spring 2024 term is ideal, but coursework will be considered and accepted as long as it is completed by June 17, 2024.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
All pre-requisite coursework must be completed at a college or university that is accredited by a regional accreditation agency that is recognized by the US Department of Education. International coursework will be accepted if evaluated by a credential evaluation service that is accepted by PharmCAS. For applicants who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree, the pre-requisite requirements of speech and economics can be considered for substitution if competency in these content areas can be sufficiently demonstrated throughout the application and/or interview process. There is a preferred 7-year time limit on science pre-requisite courses.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
No
Yes

Observation Hours

No
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
No Answer
No answer
The South College School of Pharmacy strongly prefers three letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be submitted by a faculty member who taught the applicant in the pre-pharmacy curriculum or the applicant’s pre-professional adviser at the college or university where the applicant completed the pre-pharmacy curriculum. It is preferred that one letter be submitted by a pharmacist who supervised the applicant in an employee or volunteer capacity. One letter may be submitted by any person chosen by the applicant, except that the letter may not be from a member of the applicant’s family, whether related by blood or marriage.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

No
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
The South College School of Pharmacy will only accept foreign coursework submitted via a WES evaluation through PharmCAS.
No
Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English Language by scoring a minimum composite of 80, but 100 or higher is preferred, on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT).
No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
Yes
Foreign-educated pharmacists without a U.S. license are required to complete the entire Pharm.D. program with the South College School of Pharmacy, starting at entry level and completing the full curriculum including all IPPE and APPE requirements.
Yes

Interviews

Other interview format
Yes
A virtual interview process with be provided for all on-line/hybrid pathway applicants. All virtual interviews will be synchronous, and require real time interaction with faculty member(s) of the South College School of Pharmacy. Opportunities will also be provided for engaging with current students, campus visits, and questions with experiential education as requested by student candidates.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A deposit of $750 is required to hold a seat in the incoming class. The $750 deposit is not refundable. The full $750 will be applied to the first quarter's tuition.
2024-06-24
Orientation for the incoming class is anticipated to occur the week of June 17, 2024 - June 21, 2024. Orientation is held in-person on campus at the South College School of Pharmacy in Knoxville, TN. All incoming students are expected to attend in-person.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes