1. What does it take to get a pharmacy degree from UGA?
    There are 69 hours required to enroll in the Pharm.D. program. Applicants are eligible to apply provided that they have finished at least 35 hours of that curriculum and will be able to complete the rest of the hours before matriculation. For course details, visit http://www.bulletin.uga.edu.
  2. How much does it cost to go to pharmacy school at UGA?
    The cost to attend pharmacy school at UGA depends on whether you’re a Georgia resident or non-resident. For residents, it’s $8,318 for more than 8 hours per semester and for non-residents it is $18,672. However, scholarships are available. For an estimate of expenses for the 2023-2024 Academic Year, visit http://rx.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PharmD-COA-2023-2024.pdf.
  3. What kind of education from UGA is required to be a pharmacist?
    All students must complete the required pre-pharmacy core and earn a Pharm.D. degree from UGA. Some students will enter pharmacy school right after completing the pre-pharmacy core, while others will enter with a previous bachelor’s degree. Additionally, graduates from the Pharm.D. program will need to pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) to become licensed pharmacists.
  4. Is UGA one of the top pharmacy schools?
    According the most recent U.S. News & World Report, UGA is one of the top pharmacy schools in the country, ranked at #24. It is ranked highly for its stellar accreditation, research, faculty and academic programs.
  5. What is the outlook for a pharmacist who graduates from UGA?
    The outlook for a pharmacist who graduates from UGA looks steady, with employment projected to grow 6 percent between now and 2026. Most graduates receive 1-2 job offers upon graduation with an average starting full-time salary of $96.615
  6. What can you do with a degree in pharmacy from UGA?
    Many potential career opportunities are possible with a degree in pharmacy from UGA including careers in community, ambulatory care, inpatient, and clinical settings, as well as other areas such as academia, research and drug development, and pharmaceutical industries. For a more comprehensive list of pharmacy career paths, check out the AACP Pharmacy Career Pathways
  7. How long does it take to get a degree in pharmacy from UGA?
    The Pharm.D. program takes four years to complete. However, if you receive a bachelor’s degree before entering the program, it will take eight years to get a degree in pharmacy from UGA.
  8. Are there benefits of being a pharmacist with a degree from UGA?
    There are many benefits of being a pharmacist with a degree from UGA, including:
    Working directly with patients
    The high demand for pharmacists
    Diverse career paths
    Great job mobility and stability
    Flexible hours
    Excellent salary
  9. What is the average starting salary for a pharmacist who graduates from UGA?
    The average starting full-time salary for a pharmacist upon graduation from UGA is $96.615. The salary range is from $83,000 to $117,000.
  10. What does a pharmacist with a UGA degree actually do?
    Pharmacists with a UGA degree do a variety of things such as distribute prescription drugs, counsel patients on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and advise physicians about medication therapy, among other things.

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