Pre-Pharmacy Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program
Hours: 120

Pre-Pharmacy Bachelor Degree

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Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional Pre-Pharmacy Degree Plan at Lamar University leads you to further study in the medical field of your choice. Paired with the baccalaureate degree of your choosing, this program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline and extraordinary academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in pharmacy school.

Why Study Pre-Pharmacy at Lamar?

During your Pre-Pharmacy Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for pharmacy school application and admission. You will prepare to submit your curriculum, Pharmacy College Admission Test and supporting application materials according to those schools' deadlines.

Your faculty and advisors will encourage you in maintaining a high GPA, and you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the pharmacological profession. Uniquely, a cooperative program developed by Lamar University and the University of Houston College of Pharmacy creates a pipeline for highly qualified LU students to graduate from University of Houston College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Career Paths

Employment of pharmacists is projected to grow by 3% over the next 10 years. The number of pharmacy schools has grown in recent years, creating more pharmacy school graduates and therefore more competition for jobs. If you choose to complete a residency program, you'll gain additional experience that may enhance your job prospects. Certification from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties or as a Certified Diabetes Educator also may be viewed favorably by employers.

Primary Careers


Career Areas

  • Pharmacy
  • Consulting
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Specialty (oncology, etc.)

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Pharmacy retailers
  • Drug stores
  • Grocery and department stores
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Research institutions

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.