Within the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Pre-pharmacy. This concentration prepares you to meet the academic prerequisites necessary to be considered for admission to Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs.
In the Pre-pharmacy program, you will complete courses in basic health sciences; specific pharmacy-related courses in areas such as medical terminology, chemistry, and physics; and either Pharm.D. coursework (if admitted to a Pharm.D. program) or elective credits. Detailed requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog (see Curricular Requirements).
Pharmacists work in a wide variety of public and private settings, such as community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, managed care organizations, and government agencies.
Over the next decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects health care jobs to grow 13%, adding 2 million new jobs.
The BLS reports that the median annual wage for pharmacists was $128,570 in May 2021.