Pre-Pharmacy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Pre-Pharmacy program prepares individuals to enter a college of pharmacy. It is possible to obtain a B.S. degree from MTSU after the successful completion of the first year of pharmacy school if a person has completed 90 semester hours, including 21 upper division hours, and all general studies requirements before entering pharmacy school.

EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE: Pharmacist

DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH CAREER: Pharmacists provide a special expertise critical to modern medicine because of their unique education emphasizing medications and clinical therapeutics. The pharmacist is the most accessible member of the health care team; over 200 million people pass through America's pharmacies each week. Recognizing the benefits and risks of drug therapy, pharmacists serve as communicators of information and direct providers of drug-related primary care.

Opportunities exist in community pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, group practices, the pharmaceutical industry, education, government, and professional associations. Pharmacy enjoys one of the highest rates of employment of any profession, and projections suggest that practice opportunities will remain as good or improve over the next several decades.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: Three (3) or Four (4) years MTSU pre-pharmacy curriculum and four (4) years at Pharmacy School. Requirements of pharmacy schools vary across the nation.

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry

CONTACT: Jennifer Braswell Box 68 MTSU 615-898-5465 or Pre-professional advising office Davis Science Building, Rm. 241

Check out some other useful links:
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Pharmacists
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
MTSU Chemistry Pre-Professional Programs