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Students interested in a pharmacy career generally begin their undergraduate studies as chemistry majors before applying to a pharmacy school after two or three years of coursework. A minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate courses is required for admission to most schools of pharmacy. With the assistance of the Chemistry Department’s pre-pharmacy advisor, students will plan a specific program to meet the requirements of the school of pharmacy to which the student plans to seek admission.

In preparation for admission to pharmacy school, students should consult bulletins from schools of their choice for specific entrance requirements.

Minimum requirements for most professional schools are as follows:


Pre-Professional Program Emphases