Pre-Pharmacy Degree

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PRE-PHARMACY

BACHELOR’S IN
PRE-PHARMACY

PRE-PHARMACY

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Ever wondered how to become a pharmacist? Maryville University can get set you on the right path to provide this essential role in healthcare services. 

The Pre-Pharmacy degree program at Maryville University serves students from any science major interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacist. Through coursework and mentoring, pre-pharmacy students will build a competitive application for pharmacy programs.

As a pre-pharmacy major, you’ll be advised by the Pre-Health Professions advisor and a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, which offers information on colleges and careers, admissions requirements, opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and assistance in identifying job shadowing and volunteer opportunities.

Through a partnership with Maryville University, students have the option of attending pharmacy school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), the largest medical school in the country.

PRE-PHARMACY PROGRAM

WHY MARYVILLE

OUR PARTNER PROGRAM MEANS EARLY ACCEPTANCE TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

At Maryville, you can major in biology or biochemistry or choose from other science programs, and then move right into your medical training at our partner program with Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). You’ll meet annually with LECOM staff for advising and workshops that will help prepare you for pharmacy school.

no additional interviews

No Additional Interviews

Your seat to a LECOM professional school is reserved, which means you bypass almost 95% of the competition.

no pcat required

No PCAT Required

Our early acceptance program does not require you to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) to get into medical school.

lower tuition

Lower Tuition

You’ll pay lower tuition compared with other medical schools.

How Do I Qualify For Early Acceptance to LECOM?

Application to the early acceptance program can occur as early as your senior year in high school and up until the start of your third year of undergraduate school, depending upon the program and track desired. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Learn more >

PROJECT-BASED
LEARNING

Missouri botantical gardens research

A biochemistry major kept his eyes and mind open, and he was rewarded with an exciting, emergency research opportunity with the Missouri Botanical Garden.

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

students in chemistry lab

Throughout Maryville’s early acceptance partnership with LECOM, you’ll be well-prepared for your future medical training. Our science programs collaborate with many leading-edge research companies in the St. Louis region, including:

• Danforth Plant Science Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Mallinckrodt
• Monsanto
• Pfizer

HLC Accredited
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - HLC
Kiplingers Best College Values Private 2018
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Forbes Americas Top Colleges
Ranked among "America’s Top Colleges" — Forbes

THE BIG PICTURE

Becoming a pharmacist is a great way to put your science degree to good use. Pharmacist salaries are comparatively high, and the field offers better work/life balance than many healthcare careers. In the coming years, expect to see high demand for pharmacists in physician offices, outpatient healthcare facilities and home healthcare services.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$161,250

MEDIAN

$126,120


JOB GROWTH

6%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

17,400 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

43
%
PHARMACIES
25
%
HOSPITALS
  8
%
GENERAL STORES
  7
%
FOOD STORES

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A career as a pharmacist can be lucrative and Maryville University’s Pre-Pharmacy program greatly prepares students for this growing field.
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