There is a high demand for pharmacists in the retail sector, manufacturing, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and more.


Students in lab classes at Centre have routine access to research instrumentation that is not available to students at most universities, where such lab equipment is dedicated to research use.

Lab classes at Centre are small, with a typical lab size of 16 students in first-year courses and smaller numbers of students in the advanced courses. More importantly, these small classes are taught by faculty members who hold doctorate degrees.

Students intending to pursue a career in pharmacy are encouraged to take courses in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics while they are in high school. It is more important to take at least one class in each of the sciences than it is to take two years in a single science. This broad preparation will allow students to proceed with the science courses required as pharmacy school prerequisites. It is important to note that professional schools do not usually accept AP credit for their prerequisites.

What Courses Should I Take?

Suggested Courses for Pre-Pharmacy Students

BIO 110 • Evolution, Biodiversity, Ecology
BIO 210 • Introduction to Genetics
BIO 226 • Human Anatomy and Physiology
CHE 131 • General Chemistry I
CHE 132 • General Chemistry II
CHE 241 • Organic Chemistry I
CHE 242 • Organic Chemistry II
ECO 110 • Introduction to Economics
ENG 170 • Topics in Writing
MAT 130 • Introduction to Statistics
MAT 170 • Calculus I
PHY 110 • Introduction to Physics

• Pre-pharmacy students should consult with faculty advisor Professor Kerry Paumi.