Redefining the Classroom

Our Pre-Pharmacy transfer program is designed to prepare students for admission to US and Canadian Pharmacy Schools. Students should be aware however, that each school sets its own admissions requirements, so it is important to work closely with an advisor to ensure that you meet all the admissions requirements of your program of choice. While medical schools often require a 4 year degree for admissions, qualified students may be admitted to pharmacy schools after only 2-3 years of preparatory coursework at LSSU.


Pre-pharmacy students may major in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Biology

Following is an example of typical minimum requirements for admission to many pharmacy programs:

  • Biology (with lab) 1 year
  • General Chemistry (with lab) 1 year
  • Organic Chemistry (with lab) 1 year
  • Physics (with lab) 1 year
  • Economics 1 course
  • Calculus at least 1 course
  • English Composition 1 year
  • Speech 1 course
  • Social Science 1 year

Many pharmacy schools also use a centralized application service, PharmCAS. You will also need to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). PCAT scores range from 200-600 with a median score of ~400. The 90th percentile is typically a 430. Individiual pharmacy schools often require that you score above a particular level, so it is important to review the admissions requirements of the schools that you are interesnted in attending.

Career Choice

A degree in the pharmacy continues to be a good educational investment, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting a median salary for pharmacists of $116,670 per year.

  • Pharmacist

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