Pharmacy Direct Admission Program

A Partnership Between MTSU and Union University College of Pharmacy


The purpose of this agreement is to recruit highly qualified, talented students starting as early as a student's first year at MTSU and to offer them Direct Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at Union University College of Pharmacy (UUCOP).


The Direct Admission Program guarantees admission to the UUCOP pending successful adherence to progression and matriculation criteria. Direct Admission students are not required to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT).


Students admitted to MTSU as freshmen or transfer students automatically qualify for Direct Admission to UUCOP. A currently enrolled MTSU student must complete a minimum of 28 of the required pharmacy prerequisite hours at MTSU (at least 14 hours of science and math) with a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

Students that are interested in the program, must complete and submit an application to Director for Pharmacy Admissions and Recruitment at Union University.

Progression Criteria

  • Notify the UUCOP Office of Admissions of the desire for Direct Admission by completing the interest form (available online and in the CBAS Advising Center) and submitting it to the UUCOP Office of Admissions no later than October 15 (see address below).
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Complete all pharmacy prerequisites as noted prior to matriculation into the UUCOP with a grade of "C" or higher in each course.
  • Register for and complete a minimum of 14 hours per semester (fall and spring) at MTSU.
  • Submit an official copy of student transcript to the UUCOP Office of Admissions at the conclusion of each semester

Prerequisite Courses 

Biology     Chemistry  
BIOL 1110/1111 General Biology I 4 hrs            CHEM 1110/1111 General Chemistry I  4 hrs 
BIOL 1120/1121 General Biology II 4 hrs   CHEM 1120/1121 General Chemistry II 4 hrs
BIOL 2010/2011 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs   CHEM 3010/3011 Organic Chemistry I  4 hrs
BIOL 2020/2021 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hrs   CHEM 3020/3021 Organic Chemistry II  4 hrs
BIOL 2230/2231 Microbiology 4 hrs      
English     Mathematics  
ENGL 1010 Expository Writing 4 hrs    MATH 1910 Calculus I  4 hrs
ENGL 1020 Research and Argumentative Writing 4 hrs                   MATH 1530 Applied Statistics  4 hrs
PHYSICS     Communications  
PHYS 2010/2011 Non Calculus Based Physics I 4 hrs   COMM 2200 Fundamentals of Communication  4 hrs
Electives      Electives  
Humanities Elective  3 hrs    Social Sciences Elective  3 hrs

For additional information

     MTSU Contact         Union University Contact
Eric Miller
Pre-Professional Advising Manager
Phone: 615-898-2495
Michael Renfrow
Director for Pharmacy Admissions and Recruitment
Phone: 731-661-5979