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How many years of college do I need to take for pharmacy major?

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I will take the pharmacy major, so I would like to know how many years of this major takes. #college #healthcare #pharmacy #pharmaceuticals

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Jennifer’s Answer

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Hello Jingwen,


Some pharmacy schools will require at least 2 years of college (pre-requisite) work before you apply into the PharmD program, and some will require a Bachelor's degree (4 years of college) prior to starting the PharmD program. When you decide to apply, look up the requirements for the schools you intend to apply to, and this way you know what courses you need to complete in College before applying. Doing this research first saves you time in College so that you are not taking classes that you do not need.


The PharmD program itself runs 3 to 4 years depending on the school that you get into. Some people will do residency afterwards for a year or two to specialize. So basically, it takes at the very least 6 years from start to finish. The years could add on depending on the reasons listed above.


Let me know if you have any more questions.


Thank you.


Jennifer C. Iwegbue, PharmD

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Huong’s Answer

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There is not a pharmacy major at college/university level, although there are classes that you could take to get certificate to be a pharmacy techinician in some community colleges that offer it. To be a pharmacist you gotta complete doctor degree in pharmacy and that usually come after you done with your bachelor degree which would take at least 8 years (4 years bachelor and 4 years pharmacy degree is the norm)

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James’s Answer

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At least 6 years but probably 8 after high school.

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