Turn your love for science into a career as a pharmacist.

Typically, a pharmacist is someone who dispenses prescription medications to patients and offers expertise in the safe use of medication. They also may provide immunizations, provide suggestions on over-the-counter medication and oversee medications given to patients. There are various types of pharmacists, including, community pharmacists who work in retail and chain drug stores, clinical pharmacists who work in hospitals, consultant pharmacists who advise healthcare facilities and insurance provides and industry pharmacists who work in areas of marketing, sales or research and development.

It is important to understand that pre-pharmacy at UNI is not a major, rather a program of study that will prepare you for admission into your pharmacy graduate program of choice.

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100% Admission Rates

Roughly 100 percent of UNI students who apply to pharmacy school are admitted. 

NAAHP Member

UNI Biology is a member of the NAAHP (National Association of Advisors for Health Professions), allowing access to resources that benefit students studying in a healthcare field.

Pre-Pharmacy Club

The Pre-Pharmacy club explores pharmacy school options, meets with representatives from pharmacy schools, offers assistance with PharmCAS applications and studying for the PCAT.

Common Pre-Pharmacy Majors

Biochemistry Major

A Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biochemistry works well for students who are interested in drug development, dosage determination (pharmacokinetics) and toxicology. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is excellent for students who are interested in becoming physicians, dentists and pharmacists.

Chemistry Major

Chemistry, commonly viewed as the “central science,” because students take their knowledge and apply it in many different directions. A BA in Chemistry provides a rigorous and complete knowledge of chemistry for those who plan on obtaining an additional degree in another program (e.g. biology, mathematics, physics). 

Biology Major

Designed to keep pre-pharmacy students on track to meet the most common requirements and recommendations for pharmacy doctoral programs and for the topics of the PCAT.  With many pre-pharmacy courses counting toward your UNI degree, this is an efficient pathway to prepare for a pharmacy graduate program.