What is pre-pharmacy?

Pharmacy is a career field that requires degrees beyond a four-year undergraduate degree. The pre-pharmacy major is comprised of the basic courses required for an undergraduate degree in pursuit of more advanced degrees.

Success factors

If you are motivated, passionate and enjoy learning and understanding principles governing life processes at all levels – molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological – studying biology is for you!

Career possibilities

  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Sales, marketing, production, research and quality control
  • Consultant
  • Government inspector
  • Health officer
  • Teacher
  • Researcher
“The small class size found at Hesston College allows for great one-to-one attention that is needed to excel in a science field, such as pharmacy. The instructors are at the top of their field, not only in their own personal knowledge but also in the way they are able to communicate it with their students. The two years I spent at Hesston provided the science background I needed to further my studies in pharmacy.”
– Justin Koehn, class of 2001

Majoring in pre-pharmacy

Opportunities to serve as a tutor and department assistant, privileges reserved for upperclassmen at most schools.

Pre-pharmacy curriculum

The pre-pharmacy curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level studies and advanced degrees. Academic advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers. The curriculum follows a general biology curriculum.

Sample curriculum – associate degree in pre-pharmacy

Affiliated Departments

Meet the Faculty