Become a PharmDawg!

Becoming a UGA Pre-Pharmacy Student gives you early access to the wide world of pharmacy through supportive advising within the College of Pharmacy, itself. Pre-Pharmacy Advisors will mentor you when choosing the right academic and extra-curricular experiences in preparation to attend UGA’s top-ranked Pharm.D. program.

Life of a Pre-Pharmacy Student

Being a PharmDawg is fun! Every UGA Pre-Pharmacy Student gets free swag (think awesome shirts, cool socks, spirit pennants, and more…); and, the connections you’ll make with other future pharmacists will last a lifetime.

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Things You Will Need

  1. Use the Pre-Pharmacy Advising Team’s email address: prepharm@uga.edu. Email us for any questions and when you’re ready to set up an advising appointment! 
  2. Study the Pre-Pharmacy Checklist of courses needed before entering pharmacy school before your advising appointment. Use the 2-/3-Year Program of Study as a template. (Your plan may need to be different; make sure to contact a Pre-Pharmacy Advisor!)
  3. Get to know UGA’s PharmD program by attending as many recruitment/admissions events as possible.
  4. Stay involved in the Pre-Pharmacy Society of UGA; follow them on Instagram for the latest updates!
  5. Learn more about pharmacy careers by visiting the UGA Pharmacy Career Exploration Portal.

Consider Majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Even though you can be in any major while a Pre-Pharmacy Student, most choose Pharmaceutical Sciences since the same person will serve as both your Primary Academic Advisor and Pre-Pharmacy Advisor. If majoring in something else, you will need to be cleared for course registration each semester by your program’s Academic Advisor.

[Ready to apply to UGA’s Pharm.D. program? Visit the Prospective Student Page to learn how!]

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