Pre-Pharmacy is a pre-professional track that consists of courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics which are required for admission consideration by pharmacy schools. This pre-pharmacy non-degree program is designed for students planning to apply to the PharmD program at the UC College of Pharmacy. Additional coursework may be required for students planning to apply to PharmD programs at other institutions.
Students interested in applying to pharmacy school should apply to the AA-CHEM degree program at UCBA, which most closely matches the pre-pharmacy curriculum, and the additional required courses can be added to complete the PharmD prerequisites. Admission to the UC College of Pharmacy is based on competitive admission.
Where It Will Take You
The profession of pharmacy offers excellent opportunities to those interested in science. Registered pharmacists find careers in the areas of community and wholesale pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturing, scientific research, hospital pharmacy, government work and teaching.
Competition to pharmacy school is keen, and because significant time and expense are involved, students are encouraged to plan for alternative careers as back up plans.
Pre-Pharmacy is not a major but a pre-professional track that consists of courses required for admission to pharmacy school. The pre-pharmacy course requirements are broken down in the details section of this page. Learn about non-degree programs.