Before your advising appointment:

  • Review the documents, links, and videos on this page

After your orientation advising appointment:

  • Erik Dennison in the College of Pharmacy will have Zoom drop-in Q&A sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm

Download the Franklin College Orientation Handbook 

  • Review the section for Pharmaceutical Sciences. Franklin College advises this major until you are accepted into the program.
  • Considering another Franklin College major? All Franklin orientation materials

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

View the Pharmaceutical Sciences Slideshow

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an undergraduate degree program that has been designed in collaboration with leading biotech and biopharma companies with pre-health career objectives in mind to:

  • Train the next generation of individuals who will bring about new health care solutions in the forms of small molecule drugs, biologics, and vaccines
  • Prepare students for professional careers in medicine, pharmacy, and other health care fields by providing the prerequisites for health care professional schools

In addition to the traditional classroom environment taught by our faculty with national reputations in their fields, participants within this degree program will experience a myriad of hands on experiences.

Students can expect to participate in real life therapy development experiments, whether in one of the numerous College of Pharmacy research laboratories, or at leading biotechnology companies (see internships).

Students who graduate from the program will understand how:

  • Small molecule and biologic drugs are researched and developed
  • Pharmaceutical drugs interact with the human body
  • Drugs and therapies are formulated, manufactured and tested
  • Basic sciences play a role in the development of modern therapeutics
  • Scientists and healthcare practitioners work in concert to create the treatments of tomorrow

Pharmaceutical Sciences Website


For questions regarding Pharmaceutical Science, please contact Mrs. Leslie Standridge. Mrs. Standridge can be reached at or (706) 542-9755. 


Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is a professional degree program required for licensure to become a practicing pharmacist. The Pharm.D. program at UGA is the comprehensive academic program that prepares students for the practice of pharmacy and the delivery of pharmaceutical care and is a blend of science, healthcare, direct patient contact, technology, and business.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program is an excellent choice for someone interested in working in the healthcare field and helping others, and for those seeking a career that has mobility and is rewarding. Pharmacists are part of a healthcare team and are on the front lines of today’s biggest health crises, including the current fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Doctor of Pharmacy professional degree program admits approximately 145 students each fall semester. Students who wish to apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program must complete 69 hours of pre-pharmacy coursework, take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), submit an application using the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), and submit a UGA supplementary application and fee. Students interested in applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy program should review our Prospective Students  page, which has all of the information available on how to apply to the UGA Doctor of Pharmacy program.

If you are interested in applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, please inform your advisor that you would like to work on completing our pre-pharmacy course requirements and provide your advisor with our Pre-Pharmacy Checklist. Your advisor can help you with developing a plan to complete our pre-pharmacy coursework.

Dr. Ilya Winham and Ms. Samantha Pattillo with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences can also help with questions regarding planning of pre-pharmacy courses, preparing to apply to the Doctor of Pharmacy program and other assistance related to advising. Their contact information is found below.

Dr. Ilya Winham 

Ms. Samantha Pattillo

For questions regarding applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy program, please contact Mr. Erik Dennison, the Admissions Counselor for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Mr. Dennison can be reached at or (706) 542-5278. 


updated 5/19/2020