Healthcare ranging from preparing and dispensing medication to providing a broad range of health care services

As "medication experts," pharmacists are concerned with safeguarding the public's health in matters relating to medication distribution and use and disease state management. Learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for an pharmacy school or college. Also learn information about pharmacy schools and general information about pharmacy.

What classes do I need to take?

Each pharmacy school has different requirements.  A list of programs in the US and their prerequisites requirements can be found on the PHARMCAS School Directory.

Required courses by the three pharmacy schools in Michigan.

What is the national standardized test?

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required for admission to most pharmacy schools. The PCAT comprises topics such as biological processes, chemical processes, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and a writing component.

What else should I know?

More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn, and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found in our FAQ section.

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