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Pre-Pharmacy, Natural Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Indiana, PA, United States
Today, they turn to pharmacists for the medicines they need. Pharmacists must be very precise and knowledgeable. As a natural science Pre-Pharmacy, Natural Science major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll benefit from an accelerated, three-year program.
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In the Pre-Pharmacy, Natural Science track from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll receive an excellent educational foundation for pharmacy school. Through special arrangements IUP has made, you can transfer credits from your first year at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy in Winchester, Va., or Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy in Erie, Pa. to IUP to satisfy your senior-year graduation requirements.

At IUP, you’ll take a block of classes in biology, chemistry, and physics to prepare you for the challenges of pursuing the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. You’ll also take classes in the humanities and social sciences. If you prefer to finish your bachelor’s degree in four years, there are other options and majors at IUP you may want to consider.


With a BS in Natural Science preprofessional program degree, you know exactly what skills you will bring to corporate, private, or nonprofit organizations. But these professions may also lead to administrative and leadership opportunities:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Podiatrist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Diverse Science Educators Guide and Teach

  • Our professors are excellent advisors who bring broad education and professional experiences into the classroom.
  • Encouragement to pursue essential activities, such shadowing a practitioner in your specialty, improves your prospects for graduate school.
  • Professors in the sciences can offer guidance in pursuing a position in the health care field and are excellent sources for letters of recommendation.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 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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