Degree type(s): Pre-Professional Concentration
Degree field(s): Health Care; 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.

Program Highlights

  1. Prepare for pharmacy school

    Meet the requirements for admission into pharmacy school while pursuing your bachelor’s degree at an affordable, private Catholic university.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

Increasing demand

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 health care facilities.

Median wage

The median annual wage for pharmacists was $128,090 in 2019.

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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. 

For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

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! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

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:

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.