Pharmacy

Center of Pre-Health Professions

Pre-health is a career track at ACU and not a major. CPHP students are allowed to select any major on campus to earn a degree in while also working toward their professional goals in a health-service field. The most common majors pursued by our students are biology, biochemistry, kinesiology, nutrition and animal science.

Pre-health is a career track at ACU and not a major. CPHP students are allowed to select any major on campus to earn a degree in while also working toward their professional goals in a health-service field. The most common majors pursued by our students are biology, biochemistry, kinesiology, nutrition and animal science.

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About Pharmacy

More than 157,000 pharmacists practice in a community of hospital pharmacies in the United States with the remainder working in special fields such as sales, administration, academia or research in the private public or governmental sector. The prospects for immediate employment and long-term career growth have never been better. Develop your passion for pharmacy in CPHP.

 

 

Students in class

Considerations

  • The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is a requirement for pharmacy school, and most schools require a minimum score. The exam is given four times a year.
  • Schools encourage an applicant to have some type of pharmacy experience to assist in career decision-making and ensure that the student is knowledgeable about the pharmacy profession.
  • While not required, community service is recommended.
  • Schools will consider a student’s science and math GPA, along with a cumulative GPA. Applicants are also selected through a personal interview in which the Admissions Committee may appraise the candidate’s character, motivation, and personal goals.
  • Students are not required to complete a degree before matriculating into a pharmacy school.
  • Prerequisites vary according to program. Students should always double-check the course requirements with the various programs to insure that they have taken all of the prerequisite classes for that program.
Willie the Wildcat in the next lab

Course Prerequisites

The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) is required for admission to pharmacy school, with most schools requiring a minimum PCAT score. However, this test is standardized and is not the sole determining factor of a student’s acceptance into the school.

All correspondence and requests for information concerning the PCAT should be directed to:

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
The Psychological Corporation
555 Academic Court
San Antonio, TX 78204-2498
1-800-622-3231
Fax: 210-921-8861