Pharmacists earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. They dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. They may advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

Suggested undergraduate major: Biochemistry. Additional courses in Communication, Economics, English, and Social Science are recommended.

Graduate training: Doctoral degree.

American Pharmacists Association:
American College of Clinical Pharmacy:

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP):

Pharmacy schools:

Standardized test: Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT):

Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS): and

Please note: this page provides information for current SPU students and does not represent a program that SPU offers.