If you’re interested in a career in medicine, but direct patient care doesn't appeal to you, consider becoming a pharmacist. As a pre-pharmacy student at UND, you’ll get all the best knowledge of pharmacology and other aspects of medicine, while maintaining a strong connection to patients and helping them to understand their medication and its uses. Study pre-pharmacy curriculum alongside your chosen major for a wide range of learning.
If you’re looking into pharmacy school, there are some courses you’ll have to take before you can apply. An advisor within the UND College of Arts & Sciences will help you develop a Pre-Pharmacy Plan of Study.
Make sure to do well in all courses the first time you take them — repeated courses are taken into account when you apply for pharmacy school. Some course examples are:
- Organic Chemistry
- English Composition
- Cell Biology
- Biochemistry II
Make the most of your pre-pharmacy education by participating in internships and other on- and off-campus opportunities. Entrance to pharmacy school is highly competitive, and it's recommended that you make the most of extracurricular opportunities. Pharmacy schools require that you obtain at least 2 years of pharmacy or healthcare experience prior to admission.
Upon passing your licensing exams, you'll be able to work in nearly any medical industry to practice pharmacology. Jobs for pharmacists are only expected to keep growing in the future. Take advantage of the high growth rate of pharmacist jobs and enroll in UND’s pre-pharmacy program today!
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