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Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy is a major within McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, however it is not a degree-granting program (see A&S or PPAC advisors about undergraduate degree options while on the pre-pharmacy track).

The pre-pharmacy curriculum consists of required prerequisites for the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. The pre-pharmacy curriculum is rigorous, with additional non-academic expectations upon applying to pharmacy school.

Pre-Pharmacy Advisors at UC

UC Clifton/Uptown West 

Freshman Pre-Pharmacy students: Lindsey Monnin, in McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

  • *New for 2016-2017* Freshmen Pre-Pharmacy students' assigned advisor is Lindsey Monnin. 
  • Contact A&S Advising to schedule mandatory advising and appointments about courses within the major with Lindsey. 

PPAC Pre-Pharmacy advisors:  Doe Gavin and Veronica Joiner

  • PPAC advisors serve as a resource for academic and non-academic success to help shape students into competitive applicants for pharmacy school.
  • Meet with us throughout your undergraduate career to make sure you are staying on track!

UC Blue Ash:  Visit UCBA website to find Pre-Pharmacy advisors

UC Clermont: Visit UC Clermont website to find Pre-Pharmacy advisorsWhat does it mean to be a pre-pharmacy student?

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 working with the PPAC by attending workshops and advising sessions.
  • You are investigating admissions expectations of various colleges of pharmacy.

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

BIS-Pharmacy (Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies-Pharmacy)

This degree path is designed for students who will complete an interdisciplinary liberal arts bachelors degree in addition to the Pharm-D degree. Students will complete all the pre-pharm requirements in three years along with making progress on degree requirements so that they will be on track to complete a BA degree at the end of the fourth year (which coincides with the first professional year in the UC College of Pharmacy). 


What resources are available to pre-pharmacy students?

  • UC Resources
    • Blackboard - For current A&S Pre-Pharmacy students - find the Pre-Pharmacy Major Information community using the "Community" tab once you've logged in to Blackboard. See announcements, academic resources, requirements for pharmacy programs, etc.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Student Society - The purpose of the Pre-Pharmacy Student Society is to prepare Pre-Pharmacy students for entrance into the College of Pharmacy by: (1) Connecting Pre-Pharmacy students to Pharmacy students (2) Making Pre-Pharmacy students aware of beneficial opportunities, events, and activities (3) Helping gain knowledge that will assist Pre-Pharmacy students apply to the College of Pharmacy.
    • PharmPhacts- University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Is Right for Me
  • AACP - The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Website provides you with a wealth of valuable information.
  • PCAT - Pharmacy College Admissions Test
  • PharmCAS - Pharmacy College Application Service
  • American Pharmacists Association - Educate yourself about current events and trends within the pharmacy profession.
  • PSAR - Pharmacy School Admissions Requirements for all pharmacy programs