Edinboro's Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy puts you on the fast track to becoming a pharmacist. Instead of spending four years of undergraduate school and four years of professional school to earn your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, this associate degree prepares you for acceptance into highly ranked pharmacy schools in Pennsylvania or around the country in just two or three years.
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.
Edinboro has a history of educating future pharmacists.
For more than 30 years, the University has offered a Pre-Pharmacy program that is tailored to the specific curriculum requirements of professional programs.
Bring your energy and drive and let the faculty experts at Edinboro University help you achieve your goals sooner rather than later.
Faculty advisors will work with you to ensure that you are following the curriculum and acquiring the strong critical thinking and communication skills that are required to advance to pharmacy school.
After two or three years in this program, you will be eligible to apply to the professional program of your choice and enjoy a rewarding career as a pharmacist. The course work at Edinboro University will count towards you PharmD degree.
Here's what you need to do to become a pharmacist in six to seven years:
- Complete our accelerated Pre-Pharmacy program in two or three years.
- Enroll in a three/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 Pennsylvania or the state in which you want to work.
Look at what a few of our recent alumni are doing now:
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