Pharmacy (Pharm. D.)
There are a number of Universities in the State of Florida that offer the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree: The University of Florida (the principle program is in Gainesville with satellite programs in other localities throughout the State), The University of South Florida (new program 2010, Tampa), Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale), Palm Beach Atlantic University (Palm Beach), and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton). Successful applicants to Doctor of Pharmacy programs will complete a Bachelor of Science Degree including introductory courses in chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics. Typically, Pre-Pharmacy students must also take courses in public speaking, micro- and macro-economics. Some programs require a semester of calculus and varying amounts of anatomy and physiology. Students applying to these programs must take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) and will apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) a service provided by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).