What does it mean to be a Pre-Pharmacy Student?

  • You have the desire to become a pharmacist.
  • You are exploring the field through employment or observation at a pharmacy, and also by investigating alternative career options.
  • You are excelling in pre-requisite course required by the pharmacy schools to which you hope to apply.
  • You are active in campus and community life. 
  • You are investigating admissions expectations of various colleges of pharmacy.
  • You are working with the PPAC by attending workshops and advising sessions.


Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

  • Pre-Pharmacy is a major within McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, however it is not a degree-granting program. 
  • The curriculum for the pre-pharmacy major at UC consists of 78 semester hours and may take approximately three (3) years to complete. These are the specfic prerequisite courses for the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.
  • Students who select a major other than pre-pharmacy but still intend to apply to the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy will complete the same required pre-pharmacy curriculum/prerequisites – along with their specific major & college requirements.