• Overview
  • First steps toward a career in pharmacy.

    The pre-pharmacy focus is an advising program to help students select courses and become well prepared for application to pharmacy school.

    The steps toward your career as a pharmacist begin by taking the required pre-pharmacy courses, completing your undergraduate degree, and gaining clinical experience. Course work will include chemistry, biology, and organic chemistry; and additional courses may include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and statistics. Common pre-pharmacy majors include biology, chemistry, and biochemistry. You will also need to seek out volunteer opportunities to shadow pharmacists and to gain clinical experience.

    Completing these steps are prerequisites for applying to pharmacy school for four additional years of specialized training.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program is a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy math, chemistry and other sciences
    • Are a good problem solver
    • Like to work with people and to help others
    • Are interested in caring for people’s health
  • Career Outcomes
  • This program prepares you to become a:
    • Pharmacist
    • Research scientist