- A middle- or high-school student considering pharmacy as a career?
- A college student preparing to apply for admission to a PharmD program?
If you answered "yes" to either question above, this section has information important to you!
Also important is attending a PharmD Information Session if you can. Check the schedule for upcoming Information Sessions.
Becoming a Pharmacist
Since 2000, students nationwide seeking eventual licensure as pharmacists must earn a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD, pronounced farm-DEE) degree. Visit the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy site for more information on pharmacy as a career and the education requirements for pharmacists.
"Prepharmacy" is the designation given to the period of study before a student's admission to a PharmD or professional program at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. To be eligible for admission to the PharmD program, you must complete required prepharmacy coursework with a competitive GPA.
Some students can complete these required units in two to three years. Candidates for the doctor of pharmacy program are selected on a competitive basis. Students admitted to the UA College of Pharmacy spend four years completing the PharmD program.
Our Web Pages Include:
- Descriptions of the many careers available to pharmacists
- The prepharmacy requirements you must meet if you want to apply to the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arizona
- Answers to questions often asked by prepharmacy students at the University of Arizona
- Information about tuition and registration fees for prepharmacy students at the University of Arizona
- A link to the UA Prepharmacy Club
- Admission requirements for the University of Arizona PharmD program
- Transfer guides explaining how undergraduate courses taken at Arizona community colleges, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University transfer to the University of Arizona
- Links to offices that serve students at the University of Arizona, including UA admissions
If you have questions about the prepharmacy period after you've explored these pages, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.