Academic Affairs

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 bachelor’s 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, Mathematics, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension) 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 with the pre-pharmacy advisor the requirements for schools you may choose to attend in the future.

For information, contact Dr. Caro, advisor for pre-pharmacy students.