Western New England University's two-year Pre-pharmacy program is an ideal place for future pharmacists to excel. Our program will lay the math and science foundation for you to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), after which you may seek admission into our four-year professional program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) and be qualified to work in many facets of this growing industry. Once in the PharmD program, you will receive both a bachelor's degree after four years of Pre-pharmacy and Pharmacy study and your PharmD degree after six years. The majority of Pre-pharmacy courses are offered in Western New England University's newest academic building, the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, which features state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms.
Why Choose Pre-Pharmacy?
Pharmacists hold a unique place in our communities. They serve as both healers dispensing the medicine used to cure even our most serious ailments, and as confidants, trusted friends consulted when we need them most.
What Will You Study?
In the Pre-pharmacy program, you will be immersed in the study of biology to understand the basic structure and functioning of cells and organisms. You will also take courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and Physics, as well as a selection of general education courses required before applying to the professional program. With a strong emphasis on lab work, you will have access to the modern labs and equipment of the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy.
You will be mentored by outstanding faculty who has studied at such institutions as University of Massachusetts, Amherst and UMass Medical School; Dartmouth; Kent State; Brown University; Columbia; Yale; University of Oregon; and the University of Texas at Austin. Our distinguished science faculty conducts fascinating research, including with College pf Pharmacy professors, yet outstanding classroom teaching is always each professor's top priority.