Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy

Pharmacists are primarily responsible for drug therapy, drug monitoring, drug distribution, health promotion, and patient counseling. Pharmacists may also be involved in basic and clinical research, working in collaboration with other researchers, physicians, and pharmacists. They apply scientific and technical knowledge to evaluate drug therapy for each individual patient. Pharmacists use skills in personal relations when working with patients and other health professionals.

Pre-Pharmacy

Plan Your Path to Pharmacy School

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  1. Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to create a comprehensive academic and co-curricular plan
  2. Research application requirements
    • See specific school websites for any specific application requirements which may vary by dental school
    • Meet with a representative of the dental school for specific questions and guidance
  3. Take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) – required by most schools
  4. Apply to pharmacy schools
    • Most schools use PharmCAS
    • Schools that don’t use PharmCAS will accept application directly to their program

Suggested Academic Preparation

  • Bachelor’s degree – highly suggested by programs and any UNL major is a great option
  • Completion of pre-requisite courses
  • Competitive academic record
    • GPA in both science and non-science courses
    • PCAT score

Current students: Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to talk more about your Pre-Health goals.

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