Start on the path to becoming a pharmacist, where you’ll learn to work in different settings to improve the quality of life of everyday people.

Pharmacists play a key role in the medical community, not only filling prescriptions and compounding medications, but also counseling patients on how to properly take medications and recognizing the signs of potential side effects. Pharmacists can work in traditional pharmacy settings, hospital settings, or in a research setting working to develop new medications.

Study Format

  • On Campus

Selecting a Major

Concordia University Chicago’s pre-pharmacy program is not a major, but includes sequences of foundational and prerequisite courses for entry into graduate professional study in pharmacy.

Students may choose any major, as long as they complete the required prerequisite courses for admission to pharmacy school. However, the suggested pathway to a graduate program in pharmacy is the Bachelor of Science in biology, as this will cover the most prerequisites. Because graduate program prerequisites vary from institution to institution, students must check directly with them for exact clinical hours and admission criteria.

You must attend professional school to earn a doctoral degree in pharmacy.

Dedicated faculty in the College of Health, Science & Technology and the academic advising staff provide consistent and personal advisement of the student's academic program throughout their time at Concordia University Chicago.

Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students can be granted provisional early acceptance into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) School of Pharmacy.

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