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Are you able to work towards college of pharmacy credits while in school for your bachelor's?

Asked Chicago, Illinois

I am asking because I would like to be a pharmacist, and I know that there is a lot of schooling involved. I was wondering because I heard of pre-pharmacy tracks that could be done while getting your bachelor's. #college-major #pharmacists #pharmaceuticals #bachelors-degree

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Alicia’s Answer


Hello! It’s awesome you know what you want to do and are trying to figure out the best method! Pharmacy is definitely a full time job and program there are 2 ways you can go about getting your PharmD. 1) Complete 4 years and receive a Bachelors and then go to Pharmacy school for 4 more years (8 years total). 2) Complete all the prerequisites for Pharmacy in 2 years of undergrad and then go into pharmacy school (6 years total). I did option 1 but a few of my colleagues did option 2.

Parixit’s Answer

Updated Leominster, Massachusetts

Pharm.D. is a full time school program. You have to be in the program full time. Although, you can take extra classes to finish your bachelor while in the pharmacy school.

Jill’s Answer

Updated Manvel, Texas

Yes, you can find a program with a Pre-Pharmacy component or a degree that a Pharmacy Program will accept. You will need to check the program requirements of the school you are planning to attend. Good luck!