Pharmacy School

Pharmacy programs generally require the following undergraduate coursework. It is most important that you contact your school of interest for their pre-pharmacy requirements:

  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • English
  • Anatomy
  • Economics
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Speech/Public Speaking
  • Calculus
  • Biology
  • Electives- Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science

Preparation Timeline:

Freshman Year

  • Concentrate on doing well in your classes
  • Begin taking your prerequisite courses for Pharmacy
  • Volunteer with organizations in your student community

Sophomore Year

  • Develop a rapport by talking to practicing pharmacists
  • Schedule a meeting with the admission consult at the school
  • Research the field of pharmacy
  • Identify potential letters of recommendation writers
  • Review a pharmacy school application
  • Take the pharmacy school campus tour

Junior Year

  • Shadow a pharmacist
  • Write your Statement of Purpose
  • Request the pharmacy application
  • Contact your letter of recommendation writers
  • Review the requirements again.
  • Start to practice your interview skills

Senior Year

  • Submit your pharmacy application
  • Start preparing for your pharmacy interview
  • Complete your pharmacy school requirements

Last Updated: 05/21/2014