The South College School of Pharmacy is a 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Our start date for the incoming class is June 28, 2021.
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Contact Information

The South College School of Pharmacy is a 3-year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Our start date for the incoming class is June 28, 2021.
South College School of Pharmacy
400 Goody's Lane
Suite 101
Knoxville
Tennessee
37922
United States
Tennessee

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
We will consider applications submitted as late as June 1, 2021. However, due to the end of June start date for the incoming class, applications submitted close to or at the June 1, 2021 deadline must be complete with transcripts, letters of reference, and coursework updated as much as possible.
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Quarter (4 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class

99

Upcoming Entering Class

100
2

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
Yes
Doctor of Pharmacy students can enroll in a self-paced MBA starting in the 2nd quarter of their pharmacy education. MBA classes are available at no additional cost to current Doctor of Pharmacy students. Students can opt to select specific courses to compliment their education, or to pursue completion of the MBA degree. If selected, specific concentrations can be pursued, including the option of a Healthcare Administration concentration.

Program Description

The South College School of Pharmacy is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and offers a unique 3-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum, and is the only accelerated PharmD program in Tennessee. A supportive environment is offered to students, including peer and faculty mentors, access to a learning support specialist, and a student-centered faculty who pride themselves on their accessibility to students. The School of Pharmacy enjoys a diverse student body that contributes to understanding the needs of populations served.

The South College School of Pharmacy curriculum entails 2 years of didactic coursework, followed by 9 months of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). Students are provided the option to pursue out-of-area rotations for APPE rotations. The South College School of Pharmacy is proud to partner with a variety of APPE sites located across the United States. Available options for students to consider in their studies include a research concentration and a concurrent MBA degree program.

To learn more about the South College School of Pharmacy, please visit our website at https://www.south.edu/academics/programs/doctor-pharmacy/

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

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/Behavior Sciences include psychology, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science 3 4.5
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 2. Electives in Social/Behavior Sciences 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 2021 term is ideal, but coursework will be considered and accepted as long as it completed by June 21, 2021.
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 communication and economics can be considered for substitution if competency in these content areas can be sufficiently demonstrated throughout the application and/or interview process. It is preferred that all science pre-requisite coursework be completed within 7 years of the application cycle. For more information on pre-requisite course requirements, please visit the South College School of Pharmacy Admissions Website at https://www.south.edu/academics/programs/doctor-pharmacy/admissions/
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
PCAT tests are not required for the South College School of Pharmacy. However, for candidates who wish to include a PCAT score with their application, PCAT scores can be considered as a part of the holistic review process.
N/A
Yes
DAT, GRE, MCAT, OAT

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
The South College School of Pharmacy encourages either pharmacy observation or pharmacy related work experience for applicants.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Faculty Advisor: REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): REQUIRED
Conditionally accepted
Committee Letters from an applicant's undergraduate institution will be accepted in place of the required letter from an advisor or science faculty member.
No
Conditionally accepted
A composite letter may be submitted by a candidate if desired. The composite letter must include a letter from an advisor or undergraduate science faculty member to count for the required letter from an advisor or pre-pharmacy faculty member.
Yes
The South College School of Pharmacy strongly prefers three letters of recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be submitted by the applicant's pre-professional advisor at the college or university where the applicant completed the pre-pharmacy curriculum -or- by a faculty member who taught the applicant in 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.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
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.
Yes
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).

Interviews

Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
South College School of Pharmacy conducts small group interview days for invited applicants. For a portion of the interview day, applicants will have an individual interview with either one or two interviewers. On-campus interviews are preferred, but the South College School of Pharmacy will consider interviews conducted via video calling software in certain situations. Not all applicants will be extended an offer to interview, and offering of an interview is not an indication that the applicant will be accepted.

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Prior to March 1, 2021 an initial seat deposit of $200 is due to hold an acceptance's seat. On March 2, 2021 an additional $550 will be due to maintain one's seat, for a total seat deposit of $750. For seat deposits made on March 2, 2021 or later, the full $750 will be due with the first payment. The full $750 will be applied to the first quarter's tuition upon enrollment.
  • June 28, 2021
Orientation for the incoming class is anticipated to occur the week of June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes