Saint Benedict's and Saint John's offer a pre-professional program for students who plan to enter the field of pharmacy. Entrance requirements for pharmacy schools vary; students should inform themselves of the courses required by the school they plan to attend.
Admission to most colleges of pharmacy occurs when the student enters the professional program. This may occur after completion of pre-professional requirements or after completion of the bachelor's degree, generally with a major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or natural science. Students are advised to consult with the faculty advisor early in their studies. It is recommended that students applying for pharmacy school apply via the early admissions process if available.
Pre-professional course work requirements differ slightly, but the following list of courses is recommended based on the requirements of the College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota: BIOL 101, 201, 307 or 212, 325 and 326 or 112 and 216, an additional 300 level course (BIOL 317 recommended); CHEM 125, 250, 251, 255, and CHEM lab courses 201, 202, 203, and 205. MATH 119 and 124; PHYS 105, 106, or 191 and 200; PSYC 111 and SOCI 111; COMM 102 or 105. Note: MATH 120 is a prerequisite for PHYS 200 and some schools also require an ECON course.