Students who aspire to become pharmacists are considered to be on one of the "pre-pharmacy tracks." A student may prepare for pharmacy school by: 1. earning a bachelor's degree as s/he fulfills the prerequisites for his/her preferred pharmacy school, 2. participate in the Accelerated Special Consideration Program (ASCP; described in detail on the Special Consideration Programs page), or 3. fulfill only the minimum requirements for the pharmacy school of his/her choice before matriculation into a pharmacy program. Pre-pharmacy students must familiarize themselves with the track options and requirements detailed in the Pre-Pharmacy Track Fundamentals handbook and are encouraged to obtain track-specific advising from the pre-professional advisor in the Office of Academic and Advising Services.
Students should be aware that the prerequisite coursework in the sciences is only offered on Mercer's Macon campus; students must apply to one of Mercer's colleges or schools located in Macon, Georgia to complete the pre-pharmacy track.
Students should also note that competency in mathematics at or above the calculus level is required to begin the chemistry and biology sequences at Mercer University. Students planning on following the pre-pharmacy track are therefore advised to take mathematics in high school at least through the pre-calculus level.