UNCG offers students interested in earning a doctor of pharmacy degree two academic tracks to consider: 1) a two-year pre-pharmacy curriculum that prepares students to transfer to any school of pharmacy in the United States and 2) completing an undergraduate academic major that incorporates prerequisites required for admission to a school of pharmacy. Interested students are encouraged to contact a program representative prior to registering for first semester classes.
The Student Experience
- Receive expert advising in planning your academic program and navigating the application process to pharmacy school.
- Get help identifying available opportunities to obtain health career experience required for application to pharmacy school, including work in local retail pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and other clinical settings.
- Program participants have entered pharmacy programs at institutions including:
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Campbell University
- High Point University
- Wingate University
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Program participants have entered careers including:
- Pharmacist, Duke University
- Pharmacy technologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Pharmacist manager, Maple Hill Pharmacy
- Pharmacy assistant, Lane Drugs
- Pharmacy technician, Revco Drug Stores Inc.
Admission into pharmacy school requires an excellent academic record and strong scores on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (usually taken in the sophomore year). Completion of the doctor of pharmacy degree typically requires three to four additional years of study.