Pre-Pharmacy (AS)

USF student in the chemistry lab with a beaker over a flame.

Our Pre-Pharmacy Chemistry program is perfect for students who want to go on to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.), the qualification needed to work as a licensed pharmacist.

2 Options — What’s Best for You?

Track 1: Traditional

This track will set you up for success by giving you the courses needed to be accepted into Pharmacy school and the knowledge needed to excel in the profession!

Track 2: Dual Acceptance with Midwestern University

This option guarantees your acceptance into Midwestern’s College of Pharmacy for a Pharm.D. degree! Students accepted into this program complete 2 years of core science courses at USF before transitioning to Midwestern to complete their doctoral degree.

You must apply to this competitive program during your senior year of high school. See our application process and requirements.

Bonus — Get your Pharm.D. Degree!

Each year, Manchester University holds 2 seats in its doctor of pharmacy program for qualified USF students. Students have the option of applying early or via the traditional acceptance route. Both options are offered through PharmCAS.

Career Outlook & Success

100%

Of our Pre-Pharmacy graduates are accepted into Pharmacy school or Medical Technology programs!

6%

Expected job growth rate for pharmacists by 2026

$124,170

Median pay per year (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Graduates of USF’s Pre-Pharmacy Chemistry program work as pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. They attend prestigious doctor of pharmacy programs at

  • University of Charleston
  • Manchester University
  • Midwestern University
  • Lake Erie College
  • Indiana University
  • Purdue University

This program definitely helped me get into Pharmacy school. I did very well on the PCAT (pharmacy school entrance exam), which shows the level of education I received at USF.

Mary Langemeier ’18
Pharm.D. candidate at Purdue University, College of Pharmacy

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Program Director

Jean Elick, Ph.D.
jelick@sf.edu