Pharmacist (Pharm. D.)

Description:

Pharmacists work with doctors, pharmaceutical companies and patients to ensure individuals receive proper drugs and therapies. Pharmacists can work in many locations, including drug stores, hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Suggested Major*:

Biology and/or Chemistry

*Note: no particular major is required for this program. Recommendation is based on major courses in common with program requirements.

Required Courses**:

  • General biology (8 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: BIO120, BIO203, BIO306, BIO312
  • General chemistry (8 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: CHEM101/102,
  • Organic chemistry (7-8 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: CHEM251/252
  • Biochemistry (4 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: BIO425
  • Microbiology with lab (3-5 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: BIO350
  • Human Anatomy with lab (4 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: BIO321/322
  • Physiology (4 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: BIO321/322
  • English Writing (6-8 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: ENG119/120
  • Philosophy (3 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: PHR100, PHR205
  • Calculus (3-4 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: MAT175
  • Statistics (3-4 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: MAT210
  • Microeconomics (3-4 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: ECO205, ECO345
  • Psychology (3 credits)
    • Recommended RMC courses: PSY101, PSY205/206, PSY305

**Note: course requirements differ slightly by institution (pay particular attention to math and organic chemistry requirements). Be sure to check the requirements of the schools you are interested in applying to.

Additional requirements:

  • PCAT
  • Volunteer or paid patient experience in a medical or social field (minimum 20 hours)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Pharmacy experience
  • No pre-pharmacy course completed with a grade less than a “C-“
  • A Bachelor’s degree is not required; many PharmD programs combine bachelor’s and doctorate degrees into a 6- or 7-year program.
  • Some schools require additional courses, including Physics, Medical Terminology and Communications
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal statements
  • Application materials: for help with the application process, consider enrolling in the Medical Careers Pipeline of courses and contacting Lisa Wallace (lisa.wallace@rocky.edu) our Director of Career Services. 

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