TOP 5 in the Nation on NAPLEX!
NO PCAT Required! Interviews conducted Sept. - June.
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Contact Information

TOP 5 in the Nation on NAPLEX!
NO PCAT Required! Interviews conducted Sept. - June.
1 University Park Dr.
Nashville
Tennessee
37204
United States
Tennessee

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
No

Last Entering Class

68

Upcoming Entering Class

75
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MM (Management), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics)
No

Program Description

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy embraces our mission to provide an educational environment characterized by academic excellence and Christian faith, where students are prepared to optimize patient medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate practice. The College of Pharmacy is dedicated to educating student pharmacists who demonstrate values consistent with our mission through their compassion, care, trust and research. Through a combination of educational experiences ranging from basic science coursework to direct patient interactions, curricular experiences will prepare student pharmacists to: Optimize medication outcomes in an ethical and compassionate manner; Satisfy pre-licensure requirements of Boards of Pharmacy; Develop student pharmacists into effective practitioners with excellent patient care skills; Manage ethical, cultural, and socioeconomic challenges the student pharmacist will encounter throughout everyday practice.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.5
N/A
64
28
97

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech Communication 3 4.5
Economics Economics (micro or macro) 3 4.5
General Elective(s) Social Science and Humanities Electives (i.e. psychology, sociology, political science, geography, history, foreign language, literature, philosophy) 12 18
General Elective(s) General Electives: These courses may come from any discipline. Electives taken in Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics improve candidate competitiveness. 6 10
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with lab 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with lab 4 6
Microbiology Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Biology/Biological Science Biology with lab (i.e. cell and genetics, diversity and ecology, cell biology and/or immunology) 8 12
Statistics Statistics 3 4.5
Math Calculus (business based calculus not accepted) 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition I 3 4.5
English Composition / Writing English Composition II 3 4.5
All prerequisites should be completed prior to August 2021 enrollment.
All students must complete the math and science core curriculum. Students enrolling with a bachelors degree may be given special consideration for the substitution of courses toward requirements, which are outside the math and science core provided competency can be demonstrated through alternate coursework. Proof of the bachelors degree earned must be provided prior to enrollment. Required pre-pharmacy courses should be completed by the end of the summer semester prior to desired enrollment. Applicants must achieve a grade of “C-” or higher for each required pre-pharmacy course. A cumulative academic grade point average (GPA) of not less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for all coursework. To learn more about the prerequisite requirements, please visit the Admissions Requirements tab of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy website. https://www.lipscomb.edu/academics/programs/pharmacy
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
N/A
No

Observation Hours

No

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Math): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY REQUIRED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally required
Yes
Recommended but not required
Yes
One letter of recommendation is required from your pre-health committee. If your school does not have a committee, two academic letters will be accepted as a substitution. All applicants will also need to submit one letter from a supervisor in a work or volunteer setting and one letter that serves as a character reference.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy only considers international students who have been enrolled at an accredited US college or university for the completion of the math and science core pre-requisites prior to the planned enrollment date. Credits from international pharmacy programs are not accepted toward the PharmD degree or toward the math and science core pre-requisites. The College accepts evaluations from WES or ECE. Applicants are urged to review additional details for international student admission at https://www.lipscomb.edu/academics/programs/pharmacy.
Yes
The TOEFL is required for all international students and is recommended for any student who has English as a second language regardless of residency status.

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Qualified applicants are invited to campus to interview with two members of the Admissions Committee. Interviewers will seek to get to know you as an individual and learn the motivations, goals & expectations influencing your career choice. Interviews generally from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Expect to participate in the interview, group activity & a campus tour. Additional activities will be included to allow you to meet student pharmacists and experience Lipscomb's unique culture.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Lipscomb requires a $700 deposit to confirm your seat in the class. Candidates are given ample time to consider Lipscomb's acceptance and scholarships prior to an acceptance deadline. Payment plans for deposits may be made available by request on a case-by-case basis. Seats are filled on a rolling admissions basis.
  • August 11, 2021
Lipscomb will hold an optional summer orientation program for accepted students in mid-May.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No