Pre-Pharmacy Specialization


Pharmacists are medication experts and play a critical role in helping people get the best results from their medications. Pharmacists prepare and dispense prescriptions, ensure medicines and doses are correct, prevent harmful drug interactions, and counsel patients on the safe and appropriate use of their medications. They have specialized expertise about the composition of medicines, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties, as well as their manufacture and use. Pharmacy programs grant Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, which require at least six years of post-secondary study. Pharmacy graduates must pass a state board of pharmacy licensure examination to practice in the U.S.



Students making application to pharmacy schools should have completed at least two full academic years of pre-pharmacy education, with the majority of students having completed 3 or more years of undergraduate college experience prior to entering the Pharm D. programs. While a specific undergraduate major is not required, students at WTAMU with a Pre-Pharmacy specialization are generally pursuing majors in Biology or Chemistry or a combination of such. Prerequisite courses will vary somewhat, based on the curriculum offered at the various schools..


Texas Pharmacy Schools

Additional Resources

WTAMU Pre-Pharmacy Specialization Adviser

Dr. Stephen Karaganis
Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: NSB 339A
Phone: (806) 651-3870