Steps to becoming a Pharmacist

Steps to becoming a Pharmacist
Pathway to Pharmacy
  • Develop good study habits
  • Develop your writing skills
  • Learn to read for pleasure
  • Strong study skills=good grades
  • Continue working on reading / writing skills
  • Enroll in science and math courses
  • Participate in extracurricular activities
  • Volunteer for experience in the health field
  • Begin thinking about college and take the SAT or ACT
  • ~36 credits of science courses
  • ~30 credits of general education
  • Apply to a pharmacy school
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  • Pre-Pharmacy requirements
  • BA/BS degree requirements
  • Apply to a pharmacy school

4 Years

  • Get your Pharm.D. here
  • Courses include:
    • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Pharmacognosy
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacy Practices
    • Business Management
    • Pathology
    • Nutrition
    • Drug Safety
    • Clinical Rotations
  • Take NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam)
  • Obtain State License
  • Community
  • Hospital
  • Clinical Specialties
  • Benefits Management
  • Research
  • Armed Services
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Academic
  • Managed Care
  • Long-Term Care

    And Many More...