University of Charleston

Pre-Pharmacy

smiling male pharmacy student
  • duration

    2-4 years 

  • format

    In-Seat

  • location

    Charleston 

Program Overview

Transitioning to pharmacy school on a campus you already know and love can make the experience even better – and less stressful. Our program is structured so that students can enter pharmacy school two to three years after they begin.

Student Pharmacist reaching for medicine bottle of shelf

We offer two degree pathways: Pharmacy Direct or Pre-Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Direct program is designed to provide students with a direct pathway to pharmacy school. This means direct pharmacy school acceptance to students who complete UC’s pre-pharmacy program. You are guaranteed a spot as long as you meet progression requirements in your undergraduate studies. Students have the option of completing the prerequisite courses for pharmacy in two or three years or they may stay in the program three to four years and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in either biology or chemistry.

The traditional Pre-Pharmacy concentration in either Biology or Chemistry is designed for incoming freshmen choosing not to participate in the Pharmacy Direct program. Students will have the option of completing the prerequisite courses for pharmacy in two or three years. Students may stay in the program three to four years and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in either biology or chemistry.

Program Highlights

  • A dedicated space for pre-pharmacy students to obtain support and advice from UC School of Pharmacy students and faculty.

  • Students analyze medical case studies, learn suturing techniques and read EKGs. Program faculty lead formal MCAT/PCAT/GRE reviews, as well as small group study groups.

  • Opportunities to participate in three professional pharmacy organizations.

Program Outcomes

  • Entry into Pharmacy School

     

    Our students have an outstanding rate of entry into graduate and professional programs.

    Recent graduate schools attended include:

    • University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
    • University of Florida School of Pharmacy
    • Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    • West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
    • University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy
    • Duquesne University School of Pharmacy

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Additional Information

Admission Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

How Much Will it Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page

Curriculum and Course Catalog

Pharmacy Club

 

An organization of pre-pharmacy majors organized to facilitate communication between faculty and majors and to foster community among students.

 

Chi Beta Phi Science Honorary

 

The Chi Beta Phi Science Honorary promotes interest in science and gives recognition to scholarly attainment in science. Chi Beta Phi is open to students having completed 20 hours of science courses with a 3.0 GPA. Freshmen may participate in activities prior to earning their 20 hours. Members of Chi Beta Phi participate in campus-wide recycling as well as having Earth Day Activities. Students may attend the Chi Beta Phi National Convention held every October.