Founded in 1884, Purdue’s College of Pharmacy is consistently ranks among the 10 best pharmacy programs in the nation. Numerous research opportunities, an innovative teaching pedagogy, and world-renowned, caring faculty create a cutting edge learning environment. Employers are drawn by the quality, depth and experiential learning of Purdue pharmacy graduates. The College of Pharmacy is making a difference locally and globally.
The Purdue College of Pharmacy offers an undergraduate program in Pharmacy. All new students enter the College with a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences and then select from one of two educational goals:
Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy is a two-year, non-degree program that is intended to prepare students for entry into the PharmD program below. Completing this program, however, does not guarantee entry into the PharmD program.
Doing your Pre-pharmacy work through Purdue’s two year program can save you up to two years of study and student loan debt, as well as enter the job market two years sooner. That’s a big part of the reason why Purdue Pharm D graduates have less debt upon completion of their degree than Pharm D students from any other Big Ten pharmacy program.
The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) is a four-year undergraduate program that stresses the multidisciplinary basic sciences related to drug discovery, development, and commercialization. A degree in this program does not allow graduates to become licensed pharmacists.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) - Completion of the pre-pharmacy program is required, after which successful applicants continue their studies for an additional four years. Graduating from this program allows students to sit for the licensure exam to practice pharmacy.
Plan of Study
Related Career Interests
Careers in Pharmacy
- Community/retail pharmacist
- Clinical pharmacist
- Long-term care
- Public health
- Food and Drug Administration
Transfer to Pharmacy
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Additional Requirements: One semester each of general chemistry, general biology and calculus.
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