University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy offers pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences degree programs that are among the best in Georgia, the southeast, and the nation.   UGA’s College of Pharmacy provides a superior curriculum taught by nationally-recognized faculty members in an experiential, research-based environment.  Simply put, this is the right place to prepare for a career in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. What sets us apart, however, is the family atmosphere that has become a part of our culture.  Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni share a unique bond because of the inclusiveness, character and personality of the college. Why should the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy be your choice for an outstanding pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education?  Here are just a few of the many reasons!



  • Lowest tuition and student fees in the state and among the lowest in the southeast


  • Approximately $450,000 was awarded to students in the 2022-2023 academic year


  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and various graduate degrees in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences – explore academic programs
  • Dual Degrees: PharmD/MPH, PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MS (regulatory sciences)
  • Double Dawg Degree: BS (pharmaceutical sciences)/PharmD, BS (biochemical or biological engineering/MS (pharmacy), BS (pharmaceutical sciences)/MS (pharmacy)
  • Certificate programs: Chemical, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), Clinical Trials, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Sciences, Pharmacy Entrepreneurship, Residency Program (PGY1 and PGY2)


  • Cutting edge research in drug discovery, drug development and health outcomes
  • Opportunities for undergraduate and professional students to gain research experience with world-renowned faculty


  • Academic support and counseling
  • Career counseling services
  • Health, counseling, and wellness services
  • Financial literacy and counseling
  • Experiential and patient-centered learning with interprofessional healthcare teams in a variety of settings
  • Rich and varied community service and outreach opportunities using learned knowledge and skills


  • 20+ student organizations, including professional and graduate student groups
  • Clubs and organizations that provide leadership, professional development, networking, and collegial opportunities


  • Established in 1903, the main campus is located at UGA in Athens, with four extended campuses for classroom and experiential practice for 3rd and 4th year Pharm.D. students and graduate students: the Southwest Georgia Campus in Albany, the Augusta Campus, and the Southeast Georgia Campus in Savannah, and the Metro Atlanta/Gwinnett campus in Lawrenceville.


  • According to Glassdoor, a national recruitment and salary information firm, pharmacists are ranked #2 and #3 of the highest paying jobs in the U.S.
  • The UGA College of Pharmacy  Class of 2019 pass rate for the  North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) was 92.54%, compared to the National Average of 88.34%.
  • The growth rate of jobs in the pharmacy industry are projected to increase by 6% during the next 10 years


  • Kelly M. Smith, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP (became dean August 1, 2018)
  • A 1992 and 1993 UGA College of Pharmacy alumna
  • An academic leader with a record of advancing research and pharmacy education
  • Past-President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists,  the largest professional pharmacy education organization in the world
  • First female dean in the history of the college


  • 80+ nationally-ranked faculty who excel in didactic, experiential and research learning environments and are committed to providing a superior educational program for pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences students
  • Published more than 350 journal and peer-reviewed articles last year


  • More than 7,500 living alumni
  • On average, $1.5 million raised in philanthropic dollars over the last three years

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