Degree type(s): Pre-Professional Concentration
Degree field(s): Healthcare; Sciences; Biology
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Pre-Pharmacy Program Concentration
Prepare for pharmacy school with the Pre-Pharmacy program concentration at the University of Mary.
Providing a strong background in biology and the sciences, the Pre-Pharmacy concentration is designed to meet the admission requirements of pharmacy school and help start you toward a career as a pharmacist. This pre-professional program concentration includes 10 courses and can be taken within any major at the University of Mary.
Prepare for pharmacy school
Meet the requirements for admission into pharmacy school while pursuing your bachelor’s degree at an affordable, private Catholic university.
Get valuable hands-on experience
Participate in diverse, hands-on educational activities, including research seminars, training, and other experiences that will help prepare you for pharmacy school and beyond.
Learn from highly qualified faculty
You will be taught by faculty who are leaders in their communities and the region. Faculty in the Pre-Pharmacy program concentration at the University of Mary work closely with students while bringing a real-world perspective to class discussions.
Develop leadership skills and values
Develop ethical leadership skills that will enrich your personal and professional life in a bachelor’s degree and pre-professional program grounded in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values.
Career outlook for pharmacists
A report by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concludes that there is an increasing demand for pharmacy services that is outpacing the current (and possibly the future) supply of pharmacists. Pharmacists work in pharmacies, including those in drug, general merchandise, and grocery stores. They also work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
The median annual wage for pharmacists was $128,090 in 2019.
Pharmacists must graduate from an accredited pharmacy school and pass a series of examinations to be licensed. Rather than giving preference to any particular major, pharmacy programs tend to focus on overall academic record and work experience when admitting new students.
As you decide upon a professional school, be sure to contact the school to verify that you have completed all of the prerequisite classes for admission, as requirements can vary from program to program.
Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship!
We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package.
Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education.
Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.
We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.
Pursue a pre-professional program concentration as you work toward your bachelor’s degree at the University of Mary. In addition to the Pre-Pharmacy concentration, you can also add the following pre-professional concentrations to your undergraduate program:
- Chiropractic pre-professional concentration
- Dentistry pre-professional concentration
- Optometry pre-professional concentration
- Physician Assistant pre-professional concentration
- Podiatry pre-professional concentration
- Pre-law professional concentration
- Pre-med professional concentration
- Veterinary Medicine pre-professional concentration
- Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology pre-professional concentration
You can complete your bachelor’s degree program at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. We also offer selected undergraduate programs via convenient online and evening classes.