Pre-Pharmacy Studies

If you plan to become a pharmacist, you can begin the first step of your journey at Truman. As an undergraduate student at Truman, you can tailor your curriculum to meet the specific prerequisite needs of the pharmacy schools to which you plan to apply.

Rigorous Preparation for Pharmacy School

The field of pharmacy attracts intellectual and curious students who like to pursue a serious challenge. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at Truman. Through a combination of lecture and laboratory experiences, you gain extensive knowledge and hone your critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills so you’re well-prepared for admission to pharmacy school. And tutoring is available when you need it.

A Lively and Engaged Learning Community

At Truman, you discover connections across a wide range of endeavors. Our small class sizes make it easy to collaborate on group projects so you can build your team-working skills. Explore the questions that intrigue you through independent research under the expert guidance of faculty mentors. Travel to exciting learning destinations through Truman’s study abroad opportunities. You can also enhance your leadership experience and expand your network by joining any of our nearly 240 student organizations.

Start Your Career Path at Truman

To obtain a license to practice pharmacy, you must graduate from pharmacy school. Our pre-pharmacy program offers courses necessary for admission into an accredited pharmacy school. Many pre-pharmacy programs are either one or two years and usually require chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and English, in addition to certain specified courses in other fields.

Some of the pharmacy graduate schools our students have been accepted into in the past five years include:

Purple Pride Award Accepting NominationsPurple Pride Award Accepting Nominations

April 23, 2018

Nominations are now open for the Mark and Robin Gambaiana Purple Pride Award.

TruCare Tops 12,000 Hours of ServiceTruCare Tops 12,000 Hours of Service

April 23, 2018

As part of the TruCare service initiative, more than 1,200 members of the Truman community contributed 12,370.5 hours of service across the country.

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