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Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy

Students preparing for a career in Pharmaceuticals are considered to be on a Pre-Pharmacy path. In order to qualify for Pharmacy School, students must take necessary prerequisites for each school.

In order to practice in this field, individuals must obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree. This may require additional education and clinical experience, for more information contact HealthProfessions@LCU.edu.

What do Pharmacists do?

Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and provide education about the proper use of medications. Click here for a full description of what Pharmacists do.

What is the job outlook?

Employment growth for pharmacists is projected at 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is the average for all occupations. Demand for pharmacists is estimated to grow in hospitals and clinics, as these settings need more pharmacists to oversee medications dispensed to patients.  Baby boomers are driving demand in this profession.

(Retrieved from www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm)

What are PharmD programs in Texas?

Texas Pharmacy Programs

*Programs are public and fully accredited unless otherwise indicated

Texas A&M, Kingsville and College Station - Rangel College of Pharmacy

Texas Southern University, Houston - College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Texas Tech University HSC, Amarillo and Abilene - School of Pharmacy

University of Houston, Houston - College of Pharmacy

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio - Feik School of Pharmacy (Private)

University of North Texas System, College of Pharmacy

University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy 

Developing programs or in accreditation process

University of Texas at El Paso - School of Pharmacy

University of Texas at Tyler - Fisch College of Pharmacy

Click here for a list of accredited PharmD programs in the United States on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy website.

See Degree Plan Details!

For the pre-pharmacy degree plan, you will need to enroll in Bachelor of Arts in Biology curriculum. Visit the University Catalog here to view the pre-pharmacy degree plan and other LCU degree plans.

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