Pharmacists care for patients' drug-related needs in community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care settings. Many pharmacy programs require two years of pre-pharmacy college courses followed by four years in a pharmacy program leading to a doctor of pharmacy degree. Some schools also require the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) to be taken.
Pre-optometry advisor Dr. Darren Stoub, professor of chemistry, will work closely with you to plan your program. His email address is Darren.Stoub@dordt.edu and campus visits are welcomed.
Typical pre-pharmacy prerequisites
- General chemistry (two semesters)
- Organic chemistry (two semesters)
- Physics (two semesters)
- General biology (one semester)
- Microbiology (one semester)
- Anatomy and Physiology (one or two semesters)
- Economics (one semester)
- Calculus (one or two semesters)
- Communication (one semester)
- English composition (one or two semesters)