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

 UM-Dearborn pre-requisite courses for Pharmacy Schools in Michigan 

What is the national standardized test?

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is required for admission to most Pharmacy Schools or Colleges. The best way to prepare for the PCAT is to do well academically in the pre-requisite courses before studying for the PCAT. To become familiar with the PCAT exam, please read and understand the PCAT Guide, published each year, on the PCAT URL. 

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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