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Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Bachelor

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University rank #121 (QS) Los Angeles, CA, United States
As a profession, pharmacy exists to serve the needs of society, most often represented as the needs of individual patients. Pharmacists are the health professionals who serve patients and other health professionals in assuring appropriate use of, and optimal therapeutic outcomes from, medications. Pharmacy’s ultimate goal is to render pharmaceutical care.
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Some pharmacy schools will accept students upon the completion of a minimum of 60 semester units of pre-pharmacy coursework. However, due to a high number of applications, a bachelor’s degree is highly preferred at many institutions. 

A Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree requires at least four years of professional study. The first two years usually cover the basic sciences and the last two years, pharmacy theory and practice.

Upon graduation, increasing numbers of students are seeking residency training in institutional and community pharmacy practice.

These residency programs may be in pharmacy practice or specialty areas, depending upon personal interests and specific career requirements. 

Completion of a pharmacy residency is oftentimes a requirement for employment in hospital pharmacy practice or clinical faculty positions. In addition, some pharmacy schools offer joint degrees: PharmD/PhD, PharmD/MBA, and PharmD/MS.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Microbiology Physiology
  • English
  • Humanities/Social Science
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Submit Primary Application

  • Identifying Information
  • Schools Attended
  • Biographic Information
  • Course Work
  • Work/Activities
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical Schools
  • Personal Statement
  • Standardized Tests
Supplemetal (Secondary) Applications
  • Additional biographic information
  • Short answer statements and essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Application fees
Admissions Interviews

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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