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