Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Pharmacy

You want to work to check medicines against possible negative interactions, coordinate with insurance companies, and counsel patients on proper dosage and potential side effects.

Pathway to Pharmacy School

  1. Select your major
    • If you intend to receive a bachelor's degree before pharmacy school, select any major at LSU
    • If not, select "Pre-Pharmacy" as your intended major
  2. Take the necessary pre-requisite courses for your desired pharmacy school (ex: ULM or Xavier)
  3. Maintain a high GPA, especially in science-related coursework (2.75 minimum, 3.5+ recommended)
  4. Prep for and take the PCAT (score higher than 50th percentile recommended)

Estimated Time to Completion

Bachelor's Degree + Doctor of Pharamcy (Pharm.D.)

  • 4 years of undergraduate coursework (bachelor's degree)
  • 4 years of pharmacy school
  • 8 estimated total years of school after high school

Undergraduate Prerequisites Only + Doctor of Pharamcy (Pharm.D.)

  • 2-3 years of undergraduate coursework
  • 4 years of pharmacy school
  • 6-7 estimated total years of school after high school

Common Majors at LSU for Pre-Pharmacy Students