Nicholls, William Carey Sign Agreement for Preferred Pharmacy Admissions

Dr. Kaisa Young

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University and William Carey University are partnering to create an efficient path for students seeking to enroll in the William Carey School of Pharmacy. 

The preferred admissions program is effective immediately and will benefit any Nicholls student that holds a minimum 3.5 GPA in pre-pharmacy classes, a minimum 3.0 GPA in math and science classes, earn at least a C in each required course and demonstrate a commitment to volunteer and service in the community. Students who meet those qualifications will be guaranteed an interview with the William Carey School of Pharmacy. 

Though admission to the school is not guaranteed, getting an interview is an important first step, Dr. Kaisa Young, chemistry department head and associate professor of physics, said. Dr. Young and Dr. Michael Malloy, dean of the School of Pharmacy, began working on the agreement earlier this year after Dr. Malloy was impressed by Nicholls alumni in the program.

“Pharmacy school is competitive and getting an opportunity to meet in person with the people that will decide admissions is very important,” Dr. Young said. “The William Carey School of Pharmacy is close to home, fully accredited and an accelerated program, which allows students to graduate and enter the workforce faster. This agreement shows that Nicholls students are well-prepared to enter a professional school, and will be beneficial for recruiting the best and brightest students to Nicholls.” 

Though all students are welcome, Dr. Young, noted this would likely benefit chemistry pre-pharmacy and biology pre-pharmacy majors the most. For more information on Nicholls Chemistry, visit, and for Nicholls Biology, visit


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