Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

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When considering pharmacy school, applicants have several options to choose from to complete their career goals. One of the most fundamental choices to make is whether or not the applicant wants to complete a four year bachelor's degree prior to matriculating into pharmacy school. This option allows students to obtain a degree outside of their pharmacy aspirations. On the other hand, there are numerous options for students to instead complete only two years of collegiate coursework before applying to pharmacy schools - a choice that allows students to complete the PharmD degree at a faster rate at the expense of not completing a bachelor's degree. For more information, we encourage students to research their options via the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and through consultation with a pre-health advisor.

Information regarding Loyola's Dual Acceptance Program (DAP) with Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy can be found here.

Note: Health professional schools have various requirements. Keep in mind that these are general guides. Students must research specific schools of interest for a complete listing of requirements and meeting with a Pre-Health advisor is recommended.


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