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.
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.
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)
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.
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.