Mercer University undergraduates who plan to pursue a career in pharmacy are considered to be on the "pre-pharmacy" track.
Pre-pharmacy students may choose one of three paths as they prepare for pharmacy school:
- Students may earn a bachelor’s degree as they fulfill the prerequisites for the pharmacy school of their choice;
- Students may participate in the Accelerated Special Consideration Program (ASCP) described in detail on the Special Consideration Programs page>>; or
- Students may fulfill only the minimum requirements for the pharmacy school of their choice before matriculation into a pharmacy program.
Students need to be aware that the prerequisite science coursework for the pre-health professions tracks is only offered on Mercer's Macon campus. Students must therefore be enrolled in one of Mercer's colleges or schools on the Macon campus to complete any of the pre-health professions tracks.
Students should also note that the prerequisite for all introductory science courses (chemistry, biology, and physics) is "calculus-readiness" (competency in mathematics at or above the pre-calculus level). Students planning on following a pre-health professions track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.
Pre-Pharmacy Track Advising Resources
Current Mercer Students
Students enrolled at Mercer who are following one of the pre-health professions tracks should enroll in the "MercerPreHealth" advising course on Canvas>>.