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Pre-Pharmacy

As a pharmacist, you will be able to help people recover from illnesses or prevent them from getting sick.

WHY STUDY PRE-PHARMACY?

Pharmacists fill and dispense prescriptions and advise patients on how medicine ought to be taken and the possible side effects. They may also conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients and offer advice on healthy lifestyles.
If that's something that interests you, you'll need to get a doctor of pharmacy degree. Our pre-pharmacy program can get you on your way.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll take classes for two years in several areas, including chemistry, calculus, biology and psychology.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PRE-PHARMACY?

After you earn 62 credits, you may apply to the University of Pittsburgh's School of Pharmacy, which is a four-year program. Or, you can apply to other pharmacy schools, such as the Pharmacy School at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, with whom we have an affiliation agreement.
Whatever pharmacy school you decide to apply to, you will need to check that school's specific requirements for pre-pharmacy.

Employers:

  • Pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals
  • Health clinics
  • Research companies
  • Managed care facilities
  • Military