The Pre-Pharmacy program at Transylvania University will put you on the fast track to a Pharm.D. while giving you a broad set of skills that employers look for in their most prized candidates. Our location in Lexington, Kentucky, means there are plenty of job and internship opportunities available, and our partner—the University of Kentucky—is just down the road.

This program gives students a well-rounded education, which will hopefully result in graduating compassionate human beings open to new ideas and life-long learning, who are well equipped for the ever-changing vocational landscape of the 21st century.

Eva Csuhai, Pre-Pharmacy Advisor

You can intern or get a pharm tech job at many pharmacies in town and gain the preferred experience to be competitive for early admission to pharmacy school, even before earning your bachelor's degree. Most of our pre-pharmacy students work as pharm techs while at Transy.

3-4 Pharmacy

Our partnership program with the University of Kentucky lets you complete three years of study at Transylvania, then enter the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy—one of the top pharmacy schools in the region.

In your three years at Transylvania, you will complete the general education requirements and required UK pre-pharmacy courses, take at least 27 units of course work in residence at Transylvania. You will transfer the equivalent of 9 units of credit from the approved courses at UK back to Transylvania as elective credits to complete your bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies. Because the pre-pharmacy program requires careful planning, students should consult early with chemistry professor Eva Csuhai and continue to work closely with her.

Students must meet the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy admission requirements.


Eva Csuhai,
Professor of Biology;
Pre-Pharmacy Advisor

Phone: (859) 281-3592

Brown Science Center 209
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY

Important links

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Information about the PCAT

Pharmacy College Application Service

In-state schools:
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy