University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Points of Pride

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


  • $264,112 was dispersed to 160 recipients in 2017-2018


  • 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: Pharm.D./Masters of Public Health and Pharm.D./Masters of Business Administration
  • Double Dawg Degree: B.S./M.S. Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences — the only program of its kind in the United States!
  • Certificate programs:  Clinical Trials, Regulatory Sciences, and post graduate residencies (PGY1 and PGY2)

ENROLLMENT (fall 2018)

  • Pharm.D.: 558
  • Graduate Students: 105
  • B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences: 46
  • Intended Pharmaceutical Sciences undergraduates: 308


  • 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
  • Disability resource center
  • 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


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



  • 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 first-time pass rate last year for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) was 94.53%, compared to the National Average of 89.46%. The score was the fourth highest in the SEC and the highest Georgia.
  • 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
  • Considered an academic leader with a record of advancing research and pharmacy education
  • President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist
  • 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


  • Approximately 6,800 living alumni
  • More than $5 million donated to the college last year
  • To date, raised more than $23 million of a $25 million goal for UGA’s 8-year “Commit to Georgia” campaign, which ends in 2020

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy–training tomorrow’s pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists today.