Medication improves lives, but it can be mixed incorrectly or taken in the wrong dose. Pharmacists help people safely and confidently get the medicine they need.
Preparation for pharmacy school is a unique path for each student. Our personalized advising ensures that students are well-prepared with a strong foundation in the sciences, plus internship and shadowing opportunities.
Pharmacists help people live better, healthier lives
Many pharmacists work in retail pharmacy at your local grocery store or Walgreens, but pharmacists also have essential roles in a hospital and other healthcare settings. Pharmacists fill prescriptions, work with patients to monitor symptoms and side effects, and advise healthcare professionals about safe and effective medicines use and potential drug interactions.
Our programs prepare students for successful applications to pharmacy school
Admission to pharmacy school requires the completion of the Pre-Pharmacy prerequisite requirements that are specific to each graduate school. Some schools accept students without a bachelor’s degree who have satisfied prerequisite requirements; most schools prefer applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree.
Additionally, pharmacy schools look for applicants who have a variety of experiences, including scientific research and internship or work experience. Because of the course requirements, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology are common majors for students who plan to attend pharmacy school.
Meet the Trustees’ Scholars in the Class of 2025: Bailey Evans of Indianapolis (1:50), Christian Moreno Ayuso of Chicago (3:40), Damilare Olusoga of Chicago (6:45) and Mia Martino of Palatine, Illinois (10:02).
How our chemistry degree is different from schools like us.
Kieft Scholars is a prestigious academic and scholarship program offered exclusively to our chemistry and biochemistry students. Beloved professor “Doc” Richard Kieft left his $2.3 million estate to our chemistry department.
This endowment funds chemistry-specific academic scholarships, cutting-edge research opportunities, and travel to the annual National American Chemical Society Meeting for our students to present their work.
Explore religious and spiritual life through our diverse and welcoming programs.
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life creates opportunities for religious and spiritual exploration, discussion, and development which provide openings for individuals and groups on campus to share in religious and spiritual growth, mutual understanding and engage with the community.
Programming and faith-based activities include ecumenical worship services, the Lux Center, diverse representation of religious and spiritual groups, and an annual faith-based alternative spring break trip.