Pharmacy

Overview:

Pharmacists dispense medications prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and monitor patient health. They advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages, interactions and side effects of medications.

Pharmacists must understand the use, clinical effects and composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological and physical properties. Pharmacists are the medication experts.  They protect the public by ensuring drug purity and strength.

The goal of pharmacy care is to maximize positive health care outcomes and improve patients' quality of life with minimum risk. Most pharmacists work in a community setting, such as a retail drug store, or in a hospital or clinic.

Resources:

Professional Organization

Common Application Service

Entrance Exam

Financial Aid Programs

GPA:

  • Minimum: 3.2

  • Average: 3.5

  • Average PCAT: 400

  • Average Job Shadow Hours: 100+

 

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES FOR PHARMACY

  • Principles of Biology w/labs 2 semesters
  • General Chemistry w/labs 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry w/labs 2 semesters
  • Physics w/labs 2 semesters
  • Psychology 1 semester
  • English 2 semesters
  • Biochemistry 1 semester
  • Math 2 semesters  (Calc. and Stats)
Last Updated 12/15/15