Pre-Pharmacy Program

Pharmacists are health professionals who practice the science of pharmacy. A pharmacist must complete 4 years of graduate level training at a pharmacy school, usually after receiving a bachelors degree from an undergraduate institution, although some pharmacy schools only require two years of undergraduate education and the completion of a list of prerequisites. The pre-pharmacy program at Hendrix College is a series of courses that satisfy the prerequisites for admission to a pharmacy school. The requirements you need vary from program to program, but there are common prerequisites. These include core courses in Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, and non core courses in English, Economics, and Humanities.  In addition, the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test), which covers Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics, will be a critical part of your application package. As the required prerequisites for individual schools may vary from these general recommendations, it is very important to review the requirements for schools you may choose to attend in the future with the pre-pharmacy advisor.  For information, contact Dr. Caro, advisor for pre-pharmacy students.