Pre-PHARMACY Program at WSU
Pre-Pharmacy is a high-quality, in-demand undergraduate program at WSU Pullman for all students interested in attending any of the more than 100 professional pharmacy schools in the U.S., including WSU's own.
Through the Pre-Pharmacy program in the University College, professional and highly experienced advisors are on hand to help you ...
become a competitive applicant for the professional pharmacy school of your choice, including coursework and non-academic preparations. (There are over 114 professional schools of pharmacy in the U.S. with varying prerequisites.)
create a plan to apply to professional school at your own desired pace and create a "back-up" plan for alternatives to pharmacy school.
integrate pharmacy school prerequisite courses into your four-year degree plan while pursuing your major of choice.
Pursuing a Major Course of Study
It's important to note that there is no one best major for those intending to become pharmacists. Chinese, Spanish, psychology, biology, and biochemistry are just a few of the majors students in WSU's Pre-Pharmacy Program have pursued in the past year. It's important, however, that prerequisites for the professional school of your choice are completed. A sample degree plan for WSU's College of Pharmacy that includes a listing of prerequisite courses is an interesting resource for many students.
NOTE: Many professional pharmacy schools do not require you to obtain an undergraduate degree. Visit with your Pre-Pharmacy advisor for more information.
Preparing for Professional School
There are many things that students do to prepare themselves for professional school. In addition to the notes on the "Future Students" webpage, you should consider obtaining pharmacy experience. For Washington residents, a Pharmacy Assistant's license may be a desirable option, and it can be earned by attending a four-hour HIV/AIDS training course and submitting a license application to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. Information on the HIV/AIDS course can be found on the final page of the online application.
Contact Marian McDonnell Horton, our primary Pre-Pharmacy advisor, at email@example.com or if you'd like an appointment with Marian, phone Barb at Pre-Health Advising's main number, (509) 335-4549.