In general, a pharmacy program may consist of one to three years of pre-professional coursework followed by at least four years of professional study. Some colleges, however, offer the entire program at the pharmacy college.
Listed below is a general recommendation for a two-year program in pre-pharmacy. Since entrance requirements vary, students should consult the catalog of the colleges to which they intend to apply.
*For BIOL 1131 & 1141 students need to contact the College of Nursing
In addition to pre-professional courses, many pharmacy schools require students to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). For more information about this exam, students may call 1-800-622-3231 or visit the website www.pcatweb.info.
Students should also consult the catalogs of the pharmacy schools to which they intend to apply, especially with regard to the following matters:
- Application Deadlines and Procedures
- GPA & Course Requirements
- Letters of Recommendation
Information is also available in the Pharmacy School Admission Requirements, which is published yearly. For a copy, call 1-703-739-2330, or visit the web site for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy at http://www.aacp.org.