Adams State University offers pre-professional training to prepare students for admission to pharmacy school. A minimum of two years, but typically three years, of study is required.
Students apply to the pharmacy school(s) of their choice towards the end of the fall semester of their sophomore or junior year. Most pharmacy schools now offer only the doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.), which requires four additional years of study after admission to the pharmacy school. As with all professional schools, admission to pharmacy school is competitive, and students must do well in their courses at Adams State in order to gain admission.
All pharmacy schools require certain pre-professional courses, which students can take at Adams State, and some schools also require applicants to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).
Early in the first year at Adams State, students should check specific requirements for the pharmacy schools to which they plan to apply and should meet with a Biology pre-pharmacy advisor or a Chemistry pre-pharmacy advisor to help plan an appropriate program of study.