Associate of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Accelerate your journey with our Associate degree in Pre-Pharmacy.

Did you know there’s a national shortfall in the number of registered pharmacists? That translates to plentiful job opportunities and excellent starting salaries. If you enjoy studying the sciences and mathematics and also like interacting with a variety of people, a career as a pharmacist might be right for you.

The Associate of Science program in Pre-Pharmacy is designed to give you an accelerated path to becoming a pharmacist. After two or three years in this program, you will be eligible to apply to the professional program of your choice. Faculty advisors will work with you here at Edinboro to ensure that you are following the curriculum that is required for admittance to pharmacy school.

Along the way, you will acquire strong critical thinking and communication skills so you will be well prepared to advance to pharmacy school and a rewarding career as a pharmacist.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Get on the fast track to becoming a pharmacist.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for pharmacists is good due to a continuing increase in the demand for prescription medications.

Why choose Edinboro?

Edinboro has a history of educating future pharmacists. For more than 20 years the University has offered a Pre-Pharmacy program that is tailored to the specific curriculum requirements of professional programs. Advantages include:

Accelerated program allows you to complete the requirements in two or three years, and move directly into a four-year professional pharmacy program.

Articulation agreements with renowned schools of Pharmacy, including the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) or Duquesne University, and upcoming agreements with D'Youville College and University of Charleston.

Field experiences including job shadowing and summer internships provide opportunities for hands-on learning.

Become a pharmacist sooner rather than later.

You don’t need four years of undergraduate school and four years of professional school to earn your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Bring your energy and drive and get started at Edinboro University. Here’s what you need to do to become a pharmacist in 6-7 years:

Complete our accelerated Pre-Pharmacy program in two or three years.

Enroll in a four-year professional Pharmacy program.

Participate in externship experiences that are offered through your professional Pharmacy school.

Graduate with your PharmD degree.

Pass licensing exams required by the state in which you want to work.

Prepare for a rewarding career.


Dr. Janet Rogers, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.1539

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000